1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon Week 5

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | fitness

May 20

Happy Wednesday!  I am in such disbelief that we’re almost at the unofficial start of summer…Memorial Day!  As always time flies so fast!

And also just like that it’s back to Workout Wednesday, the linkup hosted by Femme Fitale Fit Club and The Frugal Exerciser blogs.  There will be tons of fitness tips to check out!

I’m sharing my training update for the 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon, which is coming up in only a few short weeks!

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I'm training for the 1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon, an awesome German-themed race in Philadelphia!

1/2 Sauer 1/2 Kraut Half Marathon Training Week 5:

Wednesday 5/13:  I ran 4 easy miles.  The weather was great compared to the 85 degrees from earlier in the week!  I started out pretty slow because my legs have been so sore since the softball game. My splits were up and down, but I was happy to have a good run.

Thursday 5/14:  I ran 5 miles, which included 3 miles of speedwork.  My splits were 9:36, 9:08, and 9:31…which is really fast for me! I was still sore from earlier in the week so I made sure to start out really slow for the first warmup mile…except it made my right shin feel awful! Regardless, I’m really enjoying pushing myself…it was a struggle to get out and complete this run but I’m glad I did. I do have to say my right knee felt pretty swollen by the end of the run, and I walked about a mile to get back home so that I could “walk off” some of my soreness, including my hamstring. I’m okay though!

Friday 5/15: It’s been such a hard week on my body that I had to keep it a complete rest day.

Saturday 5/16:  7 am morning run!  Mark and I ran together once again and passed the time very easily.  I actually felt like I could have kept running….it’s a miracle when long runs feel like that! Then at 9 am I met up with my coworkers for a group bike ride, since we’ve been celebrating National Bike to Work Week.  Mark dropped me off at the Art Museum so I could pick up a bike share bike and join in.  We ended up going about 6 miles.   No worries though, I took it slow!  We had a wonderful ride and it was fun hanging out with my coworkers!

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Sunday 5/17:  I was in the Dallas area for a few days for a work conference.  I ended up heading to the gym in the evening and did my 3 miles and strides while “watching” the Billboard Music Awards.  I’m really out of touch, so many singers I’d never seen or heard of in my life!

Monday 5/18:  There was an organized Fun 5K Run/Jog/Walk at the end of the first day’s session.  I would have loved to run around the hotel resort, but I was staying at a different hotel and didn’t bring my running clothes.  So, I walked instead and had a nice time talking to people from different companies.

Tuesday 5/19:  No workouts unfortunately, still doing the conference thing!

Fun Run at the Conference

Fun Run at the Conference

Got a great sweat after my treadmill run in the gym

Got a great sweat after my treadmill run in the gym

Training Report Card

I’m really happy with the progress that I made this past week.  It always feels good to have a strong long run.  I loved pushing myself on the speed work, though I am still a bit frustrated that I have stay at the 11.5-minute pace for the bulk of my training.  I am still squeezing in hip strengthening exercises when I remember, as I don’t want all these little bits of pain I’ve been experiencing to become more than a nuisance.  So with all that said, I think I’ll give this past week an A-!  Next week I have a bit of a taper because I’m running the Zooma Annapolis 10K!  I know I haven’t talked about it much, but I’m really looking forward to it and will be sharing my goals next week!

How is your running going?  Ever had to squeeze in running on a business trip? 

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