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Category: 5 mile run

Just a Little Bit of Race Fun

I have fallen off the face of the planet obviously.

The news:

  1. I found a great job.
  2. I have moved back to school to live in our apartment and work.
  3. The apartment does not have internet.
  4. Therefore Sam cannot blog.
  5. Hopefully we can get internet set up within the next few days!

I’ll just break down my week’s training real quickly.

  • Monday: off day
  • Tuesday: 4.75 miles. (15 minute hill workout – 1.75 miles done)
  • Wednesday: 6 mile mid week long run in 48:13 @ 8:02 pace
  • Thursday: 5 mile run in 40:31 @ 8:06 pace
  • Friday: 5 mile run in 40:00 @ 8:00 pace
  • Saturday: unscheduled off day. Got home too late from helping clean up our house.
  • Sunday: 7 mile long run in 55:30 @ 7:55 pace


Yesterday I ran the Macklind Mile for the 4th of July. I ran this race last year and you can see that recap here.

Going into the race, I didn’t even expect to PR since I have only been training for a few weeks and haven’t really done much speed work. But I love this race and it’s a fun time. I did have hopes to break 5:40 but would be content with breaking 5:50 to PR.


I am a long distance girl and only really know how to pace myself for long runs so the mile was a bit hard for me. I held back too much and had a lot left at the end but not another gear to switch to. My second quarter I held back too much thinking I didn’t want to die like last year. Well I’m in better shape than I think.


I ended up with a chip time of 5:41.0 so I was definitely content with that time at this point in the off season!


I finished 3rd in my age group of 20-24 and 11th woman overall out of 302.

After my race I had to do a workout because normally our workouts are tuesday and this week was a 3 mile progressive tempo. However since I raced on Monday, coach told me to just do a 15 minute fartlek after my race.

So after I watched the Elite Wave, Alex ran my fartlek with me. It was 2 minutes on, 1 minute off. So 2 minutes fast and 1 minute slower. If you’ve done a fartlek then you know that you keep this cycle until you’ve reached your time limit.

I was pretty shocked at how fast my on’s were. Especially after just racing. I hit 6:40 pace twice and a 6:45/6:50ish pace for a few others. The rest were at the beginning and around 7:15ish pace. My legs were still a bit jelly at the beginning.

Overall I had a great day! Pretty pumped for cross country, knowing that I am in shape for a 5:41 mile currently. That makes sub 6:30 pace for a 5k sound pretty obtainable. We’ll see though!

Not sure when I will be able to blog again, but I will once I get internet! Promise!

Q: Did you run a 4th of July Race?

Q: If not, what did you do on the 4th?


Raise Your Hand If You’re An Idiot

Let’s see, I am a complete idiot and didn’t put sunscreen on when I went to the pool. Here’s my logic:

  1. I’m not sure if we will go to the pool because it’s 70 degrees and no sun.
  2. However, if we do go, the sun can still get me through the clouds.
  3. How bad could it be though?

4 hours later


This is what I looked like when I went for my run. If you want a better look at the sun burn, just look at my arm above my bracelets.

I was able to get a run in that night before the burn set in too much, but then I had to take 3 days off of running because my feet were completely toasted and swollen and I couldn’t wear shoes.

I feel like a complete idiot and a failure because I missed three days of training and I have a race that I kind of care about a week from today. Awesome.

But good news is that I should be for sure able to run tomorrow which is our first actual workout and it’s hills. I hate hills, but it won’t be too bad because it’s only 15 minutes!

So if you learn anything from me, it’s don’t be an idiot and put on SPF even if it isn’t hot out and sunny.

In case you were curious, the run went decent that night.

5 Miles in 38:29 [7:41 per mile]


We also moved stuff into our apartment! I will show you the slow progress hah


It’s all a work in progress and nothing is completely done yet. The kitchen is done for the most part but everything else is still being worked on. Plus we are in desperate need of decorations!

Q: How excited were you when you moved into your first place?

Q: How awful are sunburns? Seriously I used so much aloe vera and medicine and still hurt like no other. Today was the first day I stopped burning an insane amount and I went to the pool thursday.