Superior 25K Training: Week 5

One week to go! Yay!

Monday: 6 mi, treadmill, 138 bpm
Tuesday: rest
Wednesday: 5x1000m @ 10:10 pace, treadmill, 153 bpm
Thursday: rest
Friday: rest
Saturday: Be the Match 5K
Sunday: 6.4 mi, road, 138 bpm
Total: 21 mi

This week wasn’t supposed to be so low on mileage, but I didn’t feel 100% most of the week. I was never sick, just off, so I took extra time to rest.

This is a really dull week to report. I had good workouts, feel like I’ve been making good progress. I can run faster at a lower heart rate than I could when I was exclusively doing MAF workouts. I suspect this is a combination of finally shaking that cold I had and the warmer weather. Or staying inside when it wasn’t warm, like most of last week. Please, please, please, let the cold weather be done with for awhile. The extended forecast says that’s the case but it has said that many, many times before.

I felt pretty good during my run on Sunday, after a heavy breakfast and a 2.5 hour drive. My hamstrings were a little tight. Why don’t I ever warm up before races? I am so dumb. It lifted my spirits to run in 60F weather instead of 40F weather.

This week, I’m going to focus on easy runs and sleeping a sufficient amount each night. I’m really excited for the race, it’s only 5 days away! It’s a stark contrast to how I felt 5 days before Zumbro, so maybe that means I’ll have a fabulous race.

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