Sunday, May 16, 2010

Willow Glen 5k

Last weekend my best friend Chris and I ran the Willow Glen 5k race. It was my first actual 5k RACE - I have always loved racing the longer distances so I completely ignored the 5k. Now I see it in a whole other light - they are TOUGH! I started out fast and did my best to just hang on!! I came in 5th place overall, which I was extremely happy mile 2 I was at 12 minutes and 19 seconds. I felt strong and fast, even thought the girl in front of me was an 8th grade girl from the local track team :) The fact that I am 41 now and I stayed with her the entire race made me feel really good!!

I have been focusing on my running a ton the past few months, and all the hard work I out in on the track shows when I out it to the test. Tuesdays are my short track days, Thursdays are my long track days and Sundays are either a time trial or a long run day. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are reserved for CrossFit only. This schedule has been working great and sometimes I do double days as well. Yesterday I did my long track day since this past week was hectic! Here's what I did:

3x 1000 meters
200 recovery
2x 800 meters
200 recovery
1x 400 meter

This was a brutal one!! Jesus...I have it to Chris and when he told me to kiss the track before walking on it because I was going to be suffering I can't be THAT bad.....but it was. and even worse!!

Give it a try and tell me what you think!!