I have fallen off the face of the planet obviously.
I’ll just break down my week’s training real quickly.
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?
5 Miles in 40:05 [8:01 per mile]
Thoughts on the Run
If you didn’t know, the NCAA National Championships started yesterday. Friday, Saturday and Sunday events are being played on TV however there are many good events that were yesterday and today. To watch those you can live stream here: http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule
I watched the 10k last night and loved every bit of it!!
Here are the results
Haley Greenwell from Mississippi State is a fellow blogger and she ran wonderfully! Congrats to all the girls that ran, it was a great race!
Here’s an interview with the winner!
**sorry if the video doesn’t show up. I posted the link for it just in case it’s not viewable on the blog
Q: What’s your favorite race to watch?
Q: What do you think about when running?
I’m excited to watch the women’s 5k now! Jordan Hasay is going to kick butt! I also am excited for Emily Sisson! A fellow Missourian who is so talented!