10k, 5k, running, training, writing

5K/10K Training Tuesday: Week Fourteen

Another week of training is done! Two weeks until race day!

Monday: 1 mile
Tuesday: Zumba
Wednesday: 2 miles
Thursday: Yoga
Friday: 2 miles
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: Rest

My plan on Monday was to run 2 miles but I was dealing with some seriously tight calves that were so not feeling it. I was running on my lunch break so I cut the run short and, instead, took advantage of the foam rollers in the warehouse at our facility.

(Yes, my job is awesome.)

This was admittedly the first time I have ever used a foam roller but I found it very, very helpful so I definitely need to work it into my routine more often.

Tuesday was Zumba and then Wednesday morning before work I went for a 2 mile run to make up some of the mileage I missed on Monday. Thursday was yoga and Friday was another pre-work two mile run.

Saturday morning I was up early for this week’s long run. Once again, I ran from my house to a nearby park, ran at the park, then ran home.

Since I’m doing the 5K/10K Challenge, I have a race on Saturday and then again on Sunday. I usually try and spread training runs out to purposely not tire my legs out but this time around I need to get used to running on tired legs.

My endurance was fine because, thankfully, I’ve broken through the running wall, but my pace was a little slower than I would have liked but I think that’s to be expected with the whole running back to back days.

Sunday was a rest day and I took full advantage: after grocery shopping in the morning, I took a shower and was in my PJs by 2 pm. Sorry not sorry.

The weekend was also spent writing — the manuscript for Running with a Police Escort: Tales From the Back of the Pack is due to my editor in about six weeks! The past six months have flown by and now it’s crunch time. I keep comparing it to a race where I’m starting to close in on the last 5K of a half-marathon. I’m almost to the finish line, but I still have to put some work in for another couple of miles.

I told friends and family that if they manage to see me between now and June 15th to count themselves very, very lucky because I’m going to be spending most of my free time holed up in my office with my computer. If BC and I hadn’t moved in together a month ago, I don’t even think he’d be seeing me between now and my due date!

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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