Monday – Rest Day
I had a 5K race scheduled for Saturday so I did the training plan shuffle and ran 12 miles for my long distance slow run. My original plan was 9 miles but I wanted to push myself and threw in an extra 5K. It started raining halfway through my run but it felt good. I was surprised that my pace was 34 seconds slower than my half marathon PR pace. I think the paperboy was stalking me because I saw him delivering papers on the main road but I ran into him again when I ran through a subdivision. My running group had a run scheduled for Tuesday night but the weather was not really cooperating however some members did show up so I ran an additional 3 miles with them.
Planned: 9 miles. Actual: 12 miles (morning, 9:19 pace) 3 miles (evening 10:31 pace)
I was a little sore from all the running I did the previous day that I decided to take a rest day.
Planned: 5 miles. Actual: Rest Day
Met up with my running group in the evening for 5K run. I wanted to get 5 miles in so I ran 2 miles prior to the start of the group run. When everyone showed up, I gave them a choice to run hills or without. To my surprise, everyone voted to run hills. When we started, I ran a faster pace so I can stop and cheer everyone as they climbed the big hill. Everyone did a great job and some commented they noticed some improvement.
Planned: 5 miles Actual: 5 miles (8:55 pace)
I was going to meet one of my buddies in the am for a run however he was not able to make it so I ended up running solo. I ran 5 miles at a faster than usual pace. Probably the funniest thing that happened was I ran into a runner going in the opposite direction only to see her again 20 minutes later again going in the opposite direction! She must have mapped out the same running route as me..lol.
Planned: 5 miles. Actual: 5 miles (9:06 pace)
Ran in the Lt Col Melvin T. Ingram Memorial 5K Run. You can read about it here.
Planned: 5K race Actual: 5K race (8:15 pace)
I normally bike ride on Sunday’s for cross training, however, my wife and I joined some friends for an out of town event. We were heading to Downtown Atlanta when we went through a time portal and ended up in the past at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. It was a lot of fun!
Planned: Cross training. Actual: A lot of walking!
That summarizes Week 10. 2 more weeks to race day. Thanks for reading and happy running 😉