Olive’s 5K Training Log-5.22-5.29

This is week 3 of a 4 week 5K plan. My coach alternates a long run week with a 2-speed workout week (jury’s still out on which is worse) and this was a long run week. I started the week in a hotel in Dallas, where we are moving this summer, and finished it in a hotel in Vegas!

Monday- 6 easy on the hotel treadmill, 8:20 pace.

Tuesday-track day. I’ve done this workout unsuccessfully twice now and was terrified driving to the track. The prescribed workout was 2×400 at 90, 2 x 1600 at 6:00, and 4 x 200 at 42. I usually have no problems with the 400s and 200s and fail miserably at the 1600s. I finished the 400s in 88 and 87 and was pleased with how sprightly my legs felt. I did the first 1600 in 5:59 and yelled “YES!” to the crows and grackles who were watching me. I tend to get close to goal pace on the first 1600 and then blow up on the second, so I was thrilled to run 6:03 on the second 1600! I finished with 200s on pace and skipped off the track to go teach a spin class.

Fancy track shoes make you feel fast.

Wednesday-8 easy, 7:51 pace and then taught a spin class at night.

Thursday- Because my husband and I were flying to Vegas for the weekend, I wanted to get my long run done, so I did it right after I dropped the kids off at school. I did 13 miles averaging 7:48 pace.

Friday- 7 miles easy, 7:54 pace and then flew to Vegas!

Saturday- 2 mile warmup, 3x 1 mile at 6:44 pace with 60 recovery, 2 mile cooldown. I did this on the hotel treadmill because I hate running on the strip in Vegas! That night my husband and I saw Celine Dion in concert and it was amazing!

‘Cause I’m your laaaaady…

This week I’ll do 2 speed workouts and then get ready for the 5K on June 10!

I am a stay at home mom and group fitness instructor from South Texas. I love reading, wine, and travel. I write about trends, injury prevention and maintenance, and satire. I am training to break 1:30 in the half marathon sometime soon, and for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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  1. Well this is exciting you’re coming to Dallas! We have a great running community here- your pace is a bit faster than mine, but I have friends who run about that and would love to have you join whenever you’d like to ๐Ÿ™‚ Feel free to e-mail me if you’re interested, and good luck with your move!