Okay - so I am a few days behind on getting my week 5 recap done...I've been really busy with all of my Rick Hansen Relay stuff. Now - I can finally focus and get something down here about my training for Vancouver!
Week 5 went pretty well, though it was also pretty uneventful.I celebrated my 2nd Runnerversary this week - 2 years of running happy!! I ran most runs on the treadmill and then had a lovely solo 10K on Saturday. I missed my Sunday run due to all of the busy-ness around the Rick Hansen Relay...but I suppose it is better to miss a 3K run than to miss all of my weekday runs.
Here was my week:
Monday: 45mins on the bike (Yay - crosstraining!)
Tuesday: 5K run on the treadmill
Wednesday: First hill training on the treadmill
Thursday: 5K run on the 'mill
Saturday: Solo 10K at Glenmore Reservoir
Sunday: Rick Hansen Relay - 250 metres of running awesomeness
This week I found I was struggling heavily with exhaustion. I hesitate to say I am wavering into Overtrainingland but it might not be out of the question. This week, I am focusing on lowering the intensity to give my body a bit of a break. My speeds may be slower and my hills might be at a lessened incline - and I'll be trying to go to bed earlier. I'll get the runs done, but my focus is on finishing strong - not tapping myself out. I don't want to end up sick or injured...or both.
I know that this is the first time in a year that I have actually been concentrating on following a proper training plan and my mileage has been higher than what might be considered "normal" for me.
Past week recaps: