Monday, July 9, 2012

What's next?

Last week workout wise was a big fat fail.

We went on a mini vacation to the warm side of Washington. I hadn't planned on taken my running gear, but after getting my new shoes. I decided to go for it. We  left after work on Tuesday and had planned to come home Thursday. I got my run in on Wednesday before the 4th of July festivities started.  I think running in the early morning sun, might be the only time I like getting up early to run.
Waiting for the Parade to start on the 4th
Thursday we had planned to leave, but the little one and I ended up staying and extra day while the husband headed home. One of us had to be responsible and work on Friday and it wasn't me.  Thursday afternoon after the husband left we noticed that helicopters were coming to the Columbia River near where we were staying and getting water. There was a fire near Lake Chelan - more info here. The helicopters continued until dark and started up on Friday. When I was leaving the fire was still burning in the canyons.

Saturday we spent the entire day out on our boat. We toured Lake Union and then did some tubing in Lake Washington. By the time we got home I was completely spent. There was no fitting a workout in.

Sunday I had planned to get up early and run, but when I woke up I just felt off. I was supposed to attend a Blogger Meet Up, but the sunshine was calling my name. We spent a few hours at Lake Sammamish letting the little one play in the sand, and then headed home around 3PM. I took a shower and then passed out.  I woke up a little later vomiting. Oh the joys of stomach flu.

What's up next for me? I was supposed to run the See Jane Run Half Marathon on July 15th, but my lack of training has me doubting if I can even walk that distance. This morning I am still feeling off, but I am hoping that it will pass today and I can get back to my regularly scheduled programing. After my failed 'fast' run last week - I decided that I want to train for a 5K PR, sure I already PR'd this year, but lets be honest I am still slow. I know that if I work a little harder I can get it.  Plus  training for a 5K PR is much easier to add into my 3-day walk training.  I just need to figure out a plan as I already have a race in mind  - the Seattle Iron Girl 5K/10K event.

How was your weekend?  Any suggestions for 5K PR training plans?

13 comments:

  1. Jealous of your fun in the sun. The boating and trips sounds like a blast! The vomiting, not so much :(
    I am registered for SJR but my IT band is seriously in bad shape. Not sure what I can run. Also signed up for the Iron Girl 10K! Sounded fun and my friend wanted to do it. The only other summer race is the Float Dodger 5K in my 'hood.

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    1. I did the Iron Girl 10K last year - I really liked the race, and its totally flat so I figured best place to PR.

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    2. WELL, if you don't want to run SJR, you can come out and cheer me on! This is attempt #2 for a sub 2-hour half. I missed it 2 months ago by 22 seconds....

      Also, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Seattle Iron Girl. I ran the 10k last year. Greenlake is the place to PR - seriously. I got my 5K PR there earlier this year.

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    3. I got my current 5K PR at GreenLake in Feb. I am hoping I start to feel better by tomorrow then I can still run/walk the SJR and just have fun. Its my last half until October.

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  2. Hmm - we should talk about this SJR! I'm kid-free on Sunday and that course looks lovely. And flat-ish. And did I hear someone say "run/walk"? :)

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    1. It is pretty flat from what I can tell also. I am planning on running/walking with Pensive Pumpkin the same person I did Seattle RnR with so you could totally make it. I just need to bust out of this funk today. Hopefully this sickness passes quickly.

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  3. I hope you feel better and are able to race this weekend. I would be running the SJR, but I have my RRCA coching cert that weekend. Glad you were able to get out on the water:)

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  4. I know I could not walk a half right now if I really wanted to .... I am making an appt. for a MRI today...to check out what is still bugging me in my hip. Is it continual bursa flair up or a muscle tear...need to know. ;-)

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  5. Jenn - never quit, never give up :) Sucky/slow miles are better than NO miles :) just remember you LAPPED Everyone sitting on the couch eating Cheetos!!!!!!!!

    My pace group is the SLOWEST! WE are always the last in. the only keys in the buckets are the 4 sets belonging to us! The only 4 cars in the parking lot are ours. And we still clock more miles before 8 am than most people do in an entire week! :)

    Run like the wind!!!!!

    Stephanie :)

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  6. I vote you do it. We could walk the whole thing and call it a training walk. Or we could run until I vomit up bourbon. Your choice.

    : )

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  7. I love the training plans that emphasize fewer, more focused runs, over simply logging easy miles. I like to do one run that involves intervals at a faster pace than I plan on running, a tempo run AT my goal pace, and then a slower, longer run on the weekends. (kind of like FIRST/ "Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster")

    Keep at it!

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  8. hey, fun in the sun is always a good excuse! good luck with the iron girl, if you sign up! I wish we had some really neat runs coming up in the fall, but sadly none look too fantastic! I will be running a 5K in august, which is good motivation because I haven't trained for ANYTHING in a long time...ugh!

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  9. Jenn - 5K speed training plans.

    http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-591--14223-0,00.html

    Stephanie

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