Tuesday, September 27, 2016

#WDWMarathonTraining: Week 5

by Meghann on September 27, 2016

Made it to Week 5!

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Monday

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Time: 35:21
  • Pace: 11:47

Was definitely dragging here. Perhaps I need to take a cue from the high schoolers I see waiting for a bus at 5:30 every morning during my run. I bow down to them and their ability to be awake and fully functional at that time. I’m pretty sure when I was that age I had no idea that 5:30 even existed. What school do these kids attend? What time does it start? When did kids start waiting for buses an hour before the sun rises?!

Wednesday

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Time: 34:02
  • Pace: 11:21

Yep, totally missed the planned 4-mile distance here. I hate to say it, but I’m going to have to wake up about 15 minutes earlier if I’m going to squeeze that in. This is when I miss my speed and former ability to run 4 miles under 40 minutes. Gah.

Friday

  • Distance: 3 mi
  • Time: 33:17
  • Pace: 11:06

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Annalynn was up at 5:00am so I missed my chance to run outside. I’m really thankful to have an office gym to fall back on. I can’t say I’m a fan of the treadmill, but it really does make my life easier knowing it’s there if/when I need it.

Saturday

  • Distance: 5.25 mi
  • Time: 1:00:35
  • Pace: 11:32 min/mi

Woo hoo – a new post-baby distance record! I was up early and managed to get all my miles in before Annalynn woke up. Unfortunately I chose one of my old routes that is currently under heavy construction. It was still dark and definitely not safe to be navigating the beat-up sidewalks without any light. I had to slow my pace to make sure I didn’t trip and fall. The good news is, I felt really good out there. It was hard, but definitely not impossible. I know the miles are only going to go up from here and I’m ready for them.

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(when it’s too early for a jumping photo)

My pace is still nowhere near where I want it to be, but it is coming down! Speedwork starts this week. Time to get to work!

 

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