Currently training for: B.A.A 10k on June 21st. This will be my first official 10k (yay for an automatic PR!) Two weeks after this race my official marathon training begins!
Training Program: Run Less, Run Faster 10k training plan
Tuesday: 6 x 800 intervals with 90 sec rest.
Total 3.65 in 36:42 (avg pace 10:03/mile)
Wednesday: Body Pump
Thursday: 5 mile tempo run
2 miles @ 10:03 (actual 10:04 and 10:06)
1 easy mile (actual 10:43)
2 miles @ 10:03 (actual 10:23 and 9:51)
extra 0.19 avg pace 8:04
Total 5.16 in 52:40 avg pace 10:09!!
I was SO happy with this run! I used the virtual pacer feature on my Garmin, set for 10:05, to keep me in line. I was feeling a little tired on mile 4 but I was able to make up for it on mile 5 and finish strong. It felt great!!!
Sunday: Long Run 6.97 in 1:19:26 (avg. pace 11:24).
I decided to venture out and join a group run today. Myself and six others met at the local running store at 8 am. While chatting about paces and distances, I found someone to buddy up with. I was planning 6 miles and she was hoping for 7. Two of the other runners were hoping for 9 miles at a little faster of a pace and the others were much faster.
We ended up in the back of the pack and lost sight of everyone – it was the first time there for both of us so we accidently running off course. The only downside was that we had expected to see a water stop at mile three but we never found it. ha. oh well. We had a great run and great conversation. It was nice that I was able to push myself to 7 miles.
I have to work the next two Sundays so I won’t be meeting up with them. If/when I run with this group again, I’ll be sure to find out where to go! Water stops are always a plus!!
Thanks for reading! Be sure to come back tomorrow and link up those race recaps!
Are you currently training, how is it going?
Do you enjoy running solo or with a group?