Thursday, August 19, 2010

Three Things Thursday

  1. We ran 4K last night in our 5K clinic for 34 minutes. I am faster than I used to be, but not as fast as I would like to be. My dreams of a sub 40 5K this year are slipping I think. But I am going to try my darnedest to do it. Still 4 1/2 months to go! Plus, if you look at the finish of all of these race ends on hills like THESE!
  2. I've been drinking a Protein Shake before every run and it really seems to be giving me the energy that I need to kick it up a notch during my runs. Its really easy to throw together and it's delicious. When it comes to running under 5K, nutrition can sometimes be a real struggle, because you really aren't sure what to eat. You can't eat too much, because you aren't burning too many calories. But if you eat too little, you aren't properly fueled and your run ends up being pretty much a giant fail!
  3. I was looking at my schedule and saw that the weekend of Road2Hope (which hubby is running the Half Marathon) I will be running 13K. Well Road2Hope has a 5/10K challenge. Its only 2K more.............

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

And onto 5K Training

Hello Bloggy Friends!

Where has this past month gone! It turns out that Sydney's little sickness was much more serious and put me out onto my butt for a whole week! It was not pretty! But I got back to it and finished the Women's Only Clinic!

We have now moved into a new clinic: THE 5K! This is the second clinic I am teaching, and its a lot different from the Learn to Run. We started week one at 5 & 1's and 3K and by this week, we are already at our 10 & 1's. The distance we cover week to week is much greater (10k is the smallest distance we cover on a weekly basis). But, I have to tell you......I LOVE IT! Starting in week 6, we also add a 4th run to our clinic night, as well as our Run Club runs! So I will be running 4 times a week.

As for races I have two coming up: The Scotiabank 5K on September 26th and The CIBC Run for the Cure on October 3rd. I will be going for a Personal best at both, but I think I have my best shot at Scotia. I just need to be closer to the front of the pack than I was last year!

Then.....its onto the 10K Clinic. I cannot believe this is all happening.......Because after the 10K clinic it the GULP HALF MARATHON?