I had planned to up the mileage just a tad this week, while at the same time trying to rest up a little before the race this weekend. It’s just a 5k, always too crowded to do great pace-wise, not to mention being sick a couple of times in the last couple of months hasn’t made for the greatest training anyway.
Well, you know the saying about woman plans and God laughs; he/she must have been ROFL at me for sure this week. The last week of May was just total Mayhem for me (mostly on the personal front). And yes, I stole Mayhem from Marcia @ Marciashealthyslice (and my life is totally tame compared to hers).
And linking up with Jenn @ Runswithpugs, Brandi @ Funnerrunner, Anna Louise @ Graciouswarriorprincess, Briana @ Matsmilesmedals, Meghan @ Meghanonthemove, and Elizabeth @ Trainwithbainfor RIOTS(running is our therapy)
- Monday: Pilates Legs & Balance (30 min), 3 Easy Miles FTC Mentoring, Yoga Hamstrings & Hips (25 min)
- Tuesday: YBB Booty (25 min), 4 miles with 8 Hill Repeats
- Wednesday: YBB Abs (12 min), Dogwalk, Almost 2 mile trail run
- Thursday: Dogwalk, YBB Cardio + Sculpting (35 min)
- Friday: 4 miles with Hill Repeats (8), Yoga for Sleep (20 min)
- Saturday: YFR Foundation, Freihofers Run for Women 5k, Yoga
- Sunday: Morning Yoga (15 min), Dogwalk, Slow Vinyasa at a Studio (60 min)
Mileage: 10ish (NC)
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Monday was spectacular. Usually I run before I go to my parents, but it makes me very rushed & crabby. So despite knowing the weather was perfect, I decided not to run (right decision).
Alas, making the right decision did not help Tuesday’s weather. A cold drizzle for most of the run. Hill repeats again. The weather actually wasn’t that bad but man, this was a slow run — until the last mile, oddly.
Met up with the women’s every other week group for a trail clinic — this time several friends were there, plus I chatted with some of the women I’d met the last time. Ugh! Hill repeats — again!
You had the option to run another loop after we finished the first, but frankly, it was getting late for this earlybird. Not to mention hill repeats two days in a row . . .
Freihofers Run for Women 5k — I’ve been mentoring new & returning runners for this race for 10 weeks. It was my very first race ever 10 years ago. Back then I knew very few people, although I did have friends from my Weight Watchers meeting running the race. It’s definitely more fun now that I know more runners.
It’ll be a couple of weeks before I recap this (next Tuesday I’m wrapping up May), but it was neither my worst (that belongs to the first time I ran this race!) or best 5k. Still loads of fun, though!
Favorites of the week
Most of my veggies/herbs are now planted. Still have the marigolds & thyme to go — the thyme seems to be thriving so it’ll just have to wait its turn. I put some of my chard into this frittata I made this week.
Another Bandit story. I came home from something one day and as I chatted with Mr. Judy outside, out of the corner of my eye I noticed Bandit rolling around in the grass, and something dark next to him. I went to see what it was, and it was a mole. We couldn’t decide whether to praise him (because we want to get rid of the moles!) or scold.
Bandit’s a mutt, and we don’t know exactly what he’s made up of, but for sure he has some Jack Russel Terrier in him. JRTs are bred to go after rodents that burrow, so he’s only being true to his breeding (again!).
What sort of workouts do you like in the week before a 5k?
Do you ever do hill repeats?
Are there any women-only races in your town?