I’ve gotten very behind on posting my training the past month so I will do a big data drop today! I’m in the middle of the month-long tryout process at CESA so things have been busy. I’m healthy and continuing to build steadily and safely. I’ve had 2 races since I last posted. Here’s a brief break down of how each went:
Reedy River 10k (Greenville, SC): 31:38, 5th place. First mile was 4:49 which was the first time I was under 4:50 in over 3 months. Luckily I held up fairly well on the hilly course. My goals heading in were to stay healthy and try to average roughly 5 minutes per mile. I ended up struggling up the last big half mile hill and ran 5:05 pace overall. I’m still learning what my body can do right now in races so I’d say I was slightly too cautious early on.
Governor’s Cup Half Marathon (Columbia, SC): 1:10:39, 8th place. This was, hands down, the toughest course I have ever raced on. Toss in 97% humidity and 75 degrees and it was a suffer fest for sure! My goal was to run under 70 minutes and I missed that by a bit but on the opening 7 miles which had rolling hills I was comfortably averaging 5:12-18 pace each mile. When the big hills came from 7-12 I didn’t fare as well! Another good healthy hard marathon type effort despite it being the slowest half marathon I’ve ever run over 65 minutes (previous 3 were 64:36, 64:30, 64:06)!
|Time||44+34||2x1mi/2×800||55+30||50+5×30||pre race||31:38, 5th||36|
|Details||2 easy||workout||2 easy||strides||strides||Reedy River||easy|
|Details||FLA||FLA||tired||FLA, strides||FLA, travel||quality long||short easy|
|yuck!||md long||2x short+golf||single conastee||long 10×1 min|
|Details||2x slow||single||grass sesh||smooth||easy single||long 5m-3m||short|
|Time||66+6×20||5xmile||53+44||67||45+4×30||1:10, 8th||43 slow|
|Details||single w/EE||workout||2x easy||single, tired||tired||Gov. Cup||easy short|