Valentine’s Couple Run RR + Training Log Week Ending Feb 21

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Yes, I’m a lucky guy.

Three chocolate hearts and a cute lady by my side ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s run is a Valentine’s run but they do it the weekend afterwards because the Hospital puts on a 5k for Heart Health Week, plus the RD can get the big chocolate hearts for super cheap after Valentine’s Day!

It was Desi’s first 5k race ever, after about 3 months ย of being a runner. Her goal was to not finish last, which she accomplished.

My goal was to run as hard as I can to judge my fitness. I’ve not done a hard workout in a few months and have been averaging more weekly miles than ever, so I wasn’t sure how today would turn out.

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I started the race, literally I started the race by firing this super old starting pistol. Everyone took off and I walked the gun to the timing guy, so I started in last place ๐Ÿ˜‰

After that I started my GPS since I wanted an accurate pace/distance measurement of me running without the walk to the timing man. I took off and started passing people, catching up and passing the leader before the mile mark.

It was a lolly pop loop so I got to see many people once we joined back up and Desi gave me a high five!

The final mile was a bit slower and lower effort than the first two since I was solo and not 100% sure where to turn, but it all worked out.

I’mย super happy with how the race ended up. My 5k time was 18:45, :09 off my PR and I’ve done absolutely zero running at this pace for longer than :30 strides in a few months and I’ve been running much higher weekly volume than I ever have before. I’m really looking forward to some more 5k’s and some PR’s!!!

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Also super happy with the last week of training.

Just over 10 hours and felt great! My average weight this week was a quarter pound less than the average the previous week and 5.6 pounds less than the average for the final week of 2015.

Now comes a slight unloading week, and then back at it!

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Kyle

Kyle is a running coach who works with people all over the world to help them run more consistently & be resilient to injury.

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Pam - February 22, 2016

And you say you hate racing! nice work!

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