Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Summer Solstice 8k - Training Week 3

scheduled - 7x400 intervals
actual - 5x400 intervals
All the treadmills were taken when I first got to the gym,
so I warmed up on the elliptical.
Kept the pace at the slow end of the range,
and shortened the workout to save my legs for the weekend.
scheduled - Strong Lifts 5X5
actual - weights/2 mile run
These weight workouts only last 20 minutes,
so we've been tagging a run/walk afterward.
scheduled - easy
actual - 45 minute walk
scheduled - rest
actual - rest
scheduled - race day!
scheduled - rest
actual - rest
scheduled - Strong Lifts 5X5
actual - weights/walk
Calves are still sore.
I tried to trot a bit during the walk,
but it just wasn't happening.
I've decided to throw out the goal of negative splits for the near future. 
Due to my lack of confidence, going out too fast never seems to be a problem.
I'd rather go out to fast
 (at least for the next few races at each distance)
and know I gave it my all.
Will that result in some less-than pretty races?
But at least I'll feel confident about my effort,
and be able to know I left nothing out there.


  1. I really think learning to run a negative split is a huge undertaking. I can do it on short races (like 5k and probably 10k) because I always need to warm up a little, but on longer ones I think I get too tired at the end. It will be interesting to see how just going all out at the start works for you.

  2. I agree with Bari. I'm a "go all out" kind of girl and negative splits are so daunting for me.

  3. I don't think it'll hurt to try it! Worst thing is it doesn't work for you, so you don't do it again, right?