Welcome back to Workout Wednesday!
Week 5 of Half Marathon training has started. Time is just moving so fast!
Today I decided to go with a different type of format so that the workouts will be broken down better and a little easier to read. Let me know what you think!
First of all, how is it that I only got in 3 runs last week?!?! I feel like I am missing one…
Annnyways. I got in three runs last week.
First run: I met up with
the culprit who got me to sign up for this my friend Rachel to get in a run. We were able to get in about 2 miles. Weird things happened though between our apps. I use RunKeeper and she was using a Nike app. Now our distances were pretty similar but for some reason the paces were quite a bit off from each other. I think hers said that we ran 10:20ish per mile and mine said 9:47 per mile. We just decided to pretty much average it out and call it a day ha. We ran on Summit Ave in St. Paul and it was a really nice run. It was also a pretty fast run…and we were talking the whole time!
Second run: This was SUPPOSED to be my long run of 5 miles. As you can see, I did not meet that goal at all. We have some trails by our house that supposidly go all around Blaine but I just cant seem to find the connecting path from by my house to the rest of them (smh). So I decided to drive about 5 minutes from my house and run around that area. Thinking that since my first run of the week was good running somewhere new, this would be too. WELLLL it wasn’t. My head just wasn’t in the game. I felt super hot and just couldn’t cool down and it wasn’t even that hot outside! As I was running I felt that I was at about 4.35 miles, my phone came on and said 4.00 miles. I was DONE. I stopped running and felt so defeated. I walked back to my car and decided that I would try again on Sunday and that time I would get my 5 miles.
Third run: Even though Bill had no faith that I would actually get my run in, I headed out at about 7:45pm after a day full of food and activities. We had already eaten dinner but I waited about and hour and took off. This time I decided that I was going to find that connecting path and take it 2.5 miles and turn around. Well I still didn’t find it and ended up running through some nice neighborhoods. Although I was running on a pretty full stomach, the run was nice. The sun was already setting and was hiding behind trees making the run pretty shady. I ended up running .04 miles less than my first 5 mile run but ended up running a little bit faster.