|Post-race, finish line beer!|
So of course, I jumped at the chance to sign-up for the inaugural San Diego Craft Classic 5k and 1/2 Marathon hosted by Green Flash Brewery. I chose the 5k because it fit perfectly with my 1/2 marathon training plan, I was scheduled to run 8 miles with 3 miles at tempo. Tempo runs are hard and so are 5ks, but I love racing 5ks and I wanted to see if my racing legs were back after my injuries. I had a feeling I would race well because my speed training days were going so well and I was feeling strong and fit.
Long story short--I came in second in my age group and 13th overall. It was my second best 5K time. It was a hard course with lots of hills. I'm stoked about the 13th place because that means I was faster than a lot of younger women.
I set up my Garmin to lap at a 1000m so I could break up the race into smaller than a mile chunks. My goal was to run each of the 1000m in 4:33-4:55.
|Dialing in my pre-race nutrition|
I feel more than ready to start marathon training in August!
Week 5 Training
Monday, July 18: Rest or cross-train
Tuesday, July 19: 4 miles, easy
Wednesday, July 20: 5 miles, easy
Thursday, July 21: 9 miles with intervals (mile build-up: 1x400, 1x800, 1x1200, 1x1600, 1x800, 1x400)
Friday, July 22: Rest or cross-train
Saturday, July 23: 14 mile long-run
Sunday, July 24: 6 miles, easy