Week of 10/14/13 – 10/20/13: WDW Half Training, Week 5

I am grateful for my recovery week last week because this week felt much better than the runs I had been doing previously!

week of 10/14/13 to 10/20/13

On Tuesday, I headed out to the downtown greenway for my 3.5 mile easy run. I did intervals of three quarters of a mile at a tempo pace and then a quarter of a mile walking recovery.

I waited till Thursday for my two mile speed workout. I created an interval workout of one minute fast, one minute slow, thirty seconds fast, thirty seconds slow. It went pretty well. My fastest one minute interval was at an 8:25 min/mile pace, and my fastest thirty second interval was a 7:53 min/mile pace.

Saturday was the Go Commando 5k in Clarksville. It was cold and rainy, but I completed my main goal: run the 5k without walking! Not even at the water stops. Yay! The full race report will be coming up soon; just waiting on official photos.

I headed out the next day for my five mile long run. I decided to continue where I left off on Couch to 10k training before I got injured and did 10 min running, 1 min walking intervals. It was awesome and felt great! I had to do one and a half more intervals than Couch to 10k called for, but I finished with no issues and without having to trick myself into running by doing counting meditations! I saw a deer on the path at one point, but I didn’t have my phone on me to take a photo. Boo.

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