Rosemary’s Training Log 9-30-12

Finishing the week with a 5k rust buster!

Back in full swing this week! I’m taking a break from structured training and mileage goals and being a bit more flexible with my training. Doing what feeeeeeels right. I surely inherited my blended hippy-dippiness and type A-ness from my parents. The most exciting thing about this week: I raced a 5k! I’ve been planning this one for a few weeks, but didn’t dare admit it to anyone. As I told my husband on the way to the race, “If this goes poorly, it never happened.” But it was great! I’m getting ahead of myself…

Monday- Ran 7 miles easy in the evening.

Tuesday- Off. I went to a painting class! See? This is me living a more balanced life!

Wednesday- track with Joe. 12 x 400 at goal 5k-10k pace with 2:00 rest. I love opening with this workout because it’s not that hard (you can do anything for 400 meters) but it still gives that sense of accomplisment and forward progress. I ran ’em in 92-94, with a few faster but none slower.

Thursday- 6 easy on the Highbanks trails with Rob

Friday- 5 easy miles

Saturday- 5k race. I had no idea what to expect in this race. I figured I could potentially run anywhere from 19:30-21:00. I ran the first mile in 5:57 and I knew right then and there, no matter how the race unfolded, I was proud of that <6 mile! Went through 2 miles in 12:07 and started to think I had a chance at the 5k standard of 19:00. Fell off pace hard the last mile but kept right on pushing through. I rather enjoyed the lung-burning, heart-pounding that reminded me of junior high track meets. Won the women’s division and placed 4th overall, 2 minutes behind the 3rd place male finisher. Not too bad for a rust-buster, in my 12 oz Peggies.

 

Pushing my way into 4th place overall. Not as satisfying when the competition has been walking, but still fun!

Sunday- 10 easy miles back at Highbanks with Amy. Slow and beautiful.

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I'm a pediatric physical therapist by day. Running mostly early am miles as I balance life as the mom of a toddler. With PR days in the past, my primary running goal is to be a lifelong runner. With 20+ years behind me, I still love the sport and I am truly grateful for every day I get to run.

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