Monday, July 18, 2016

{week 5} will run for beer

Post-race, finish line beer!
On a long-ish run with my Saturday running group, most of the discussion centered around beer. The run was long-ish for me because I had a 5k race--more on that later--on Sunday and ended my run early. It centered on beer because a good portion of runners that day are training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. According to Jim, the beer festival after the race is the best part of the marathon. This excites me. I love trying and tasting different beers. 

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
My splits-->4:12, 5:11 {insane hill}, 4:39, 4:26, 4:40.

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

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the AG award! Sounds like your speedwork is paying off :) And craft beer after sounds like the perfect way to celebrate a great race :)