Running- Training Week 5

I don’t know if you know this but I have picked the half marathon I want to run. It’s on August 27. I am both excited and scared. This week is week five of 19… I still have a ways to go. Looking at my running now, it is a little daunting to think how far I have to go. But one mile at a time right 🙂

Monday: 3 miles

Wow, this was a horrid run!! My thighs are on fire and they felt incredible heavy during my run. I should have taken today off but I just had to run.. Sometimes I swear my competitiveness gets the better of me. I tell myself, it’s ok to go over a 10 minute mile but then when I do, I get really down on myself. Running a challenging 5 mile run and then the next day following it with a three mile.. not great. My thighs are still screaming at me and my run has been over for a couple hours now.


Wednesday: 4 mile run

Hands down, this was the best run ever!! After all the stress I have been going through this week, I really needed this run to be amazing and it didn’t let me down. I can’t believe I almost dropped 15 seconds off my pace. I’m not sure if that will be sustainable but it was awesome. Right when I started running, I found myself in my zone. The next thing I knew, I had ran past my turning point. Everything about this run felt right. It is runs like these that make me love being a runner!!


Thursday: 2 Mile hill run

Today was a slower pace hills run. My focus was my form so my pace went down some, but that’s ok. I am surprised how much information this watch gives me. Absolutely love!!! Overall, good run!!


Saturday: 4 mile run

My goal today was to run a SLOW run and stay in HR zone two. I won’t lie, there were some grunts of frustration and a couple eye rolls when my watch would sing at me to slow down. But I did it. That’s one for the books I guess..

Total miles for the week: 13

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