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Workout Wednesday: Week 4 of 10k Training

I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday! This week is going by at a crazy fast pace. I guess that’s what happens when there’s a holiday weekend! Speaking of Memorial Day, the code (MEMORIAL) for up to $40 on an entry for Spartan Race expires TODAY. Anyone who’s interested should get on that ASAP. Another option is to enter my giveaway for a FREE entry for any Spartan Race in the continental U.S. The giveaway ends tomorrow night, so get on that one, too 🙂 I promise I’m not usually this bossy, but this is important information! In other exciting running news, I’m going to be a running coach at my internship! All summer, my group will be running Mondays and Wednesdays to train for a 5k in August. My internship is at a community-based health center, so the people participating in this program are some patients who have the goal of working on their fitness. I’m so excited to be a running coach because it combines my 2 favorite things: running and volunteering 🙂 My workouts from last week were fueled by mimosas and my running buddy, Oksana, because she motivated me to do my hardest workout of the week!

IMG_2744.JPGI don’t know why all of my Workout Wednesday posts feature alcohol…

Last Week’s Workouts

Monday: 6 miles (made up for last week’s missed long run) AND yoga! I can’t make this stuff up – I really did 2 workouts in one day 😀

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Elliptical-ed instead of running 4 miles due to shin pain. Figured out that the shin splints were (probably) due to my shoes being a year old and bought new shoes on this day as well!

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Thursday: 9 x 500s – my shins felt pretty good that day and I felt safe doing this workout in the new shoes 🙂

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: 5k time trial! Oksana motivated me to do this one even though I really didn’t want to. I despise 5ks. DESPISE. Remember the last 5k race I did? I do and it was NOT fun. The time trial on Sunday was also not fun, but I felt amazing afterwards. I finished in 27:13, which for me is not bad at all. In fact, I’m really proud of that time! I bet if I were doing an actual race that my pace would have been even faster.

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And just like that, I’m halfway done with 10k training. Only 4 more weeks to go!

Do you prefer running a short distance, but fast pace or a long distance, but slower pace?

Have you ever coached or participated in a running group/club?!