I’m back in the US and preparing for law school! And a quick 131-mile relay run from Columbus to Cincinnati! ;) I will be on a team of 8 people for the C2C Run, an American Cancer Society event benefiting the Road to Recovery program in Columbus. I like this event because the money raised directly benefits cancer patients in my city. I will be running in memory of my grandfather and so many others. If you’re interested in donating to my cause, here’s my fundraising page! My personal goal is $300, and I’m a third of the way there!
I took 4 weeks off of running while traveling in the US with my boyfriend. It was refreshing. I started running again just in time for Salty Camp in July! Last weekend I ran an impromptu 5k in 25:50. I won my age group and along with that, a beer and glass, pizza, and socks! A great time was had by all- especially me, since I went out at a 7:30 pace and ended with a 9:30 pace and vomited. :) Lolz.
Week of 7.23 – Return to Running
Sunday- 5ish miles at Salty Camp
Monday- 3 easy miles, no watch
Tuesday- 5 miles total, 4×400 at 5k pace, 4×200 sprints
Thursday- 4 mile progression run averaging at 8:30 pace
Saturday- local 5k!
Total- 20 miles roughly
Week of 7.30
Sunday- 7 miles easy
Monday- 3.8 miles easy, 2 miles walking with a friend!
Thursday- 5ish miles with hill repeats, no watch!
Friday- unplanned rest. Law school thing with lots of driving.
Saturday- 6 miles
Total- 21.8 miles
Overall my runs have felt pretty good considering my time off. I feel like I’m picking right back up where I left off. I’m hoping to start ramping up mileage to unofficially train for the Columbus Half in the fall. A few wise Saltines have told me to chill with racing in grad school, but I’m a little stubborn. Maybe I’ll experiment with Run Less, Run Faster. We shall see!