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She's a newbie. (Read 955 times)

smittyaurelia


    This time last year, I couldn't walk. I broke both knees within 5 months of each other and my ortho surgeon wanted me to focus on being able to walk properly. One year later, I am not only walking, but "running" !

     

    My friend introduced me to trail running. It took about 3 months of poking and prodding to get me to agree. This was my first week and I'm addicted. Ran 25 miles this week!

     

    My first 5K is middle of August. My goal is to finish it :-)


    Needs more cowbell!

      Trail running is so awesome...no wonder you're addicted!  One of my very favorite races was a trail relay I took part in last month...6 of us sharing ~78 often very challenging, but gorgeous miles.  What a blast!


      If you did 25 miles this week, then the 5k should be no problem for you--best of luck and have a great time! Smile

      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

      '14 Goals:

      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


      Queen of 3rd Place

        Dayum!  25 mi is some kind of proper mileage! Your next goal race is going to go well, unless something really bizarre happens (like food poisoning the night before - don't ask me how I know)

         

        And dare I ask...what's next?

         

        2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division


        Race Less Train More

          25 miles a week.Good job. Why are you doing intervals back to back to back with no rest day? To prevent injury your training probale needs to be more of a wavey line rather than parallel  or  diagonal. Take a look at  zoom- zoom's log .

           

           

           

          Overtraining Detective--good info about causes of injury and illness

          Run until the trail runs out.

          2013***1500 miles

          50 miler

           

           

          unsolicited chatter

          http://bkclay.blogspot.com/

            WOW!!  You did 25mi a week training for a 5k!  Remember not to underestimate yourself in the race, as that is a very common problem with newer runners...  Good Luck!!

            'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'

             

            "Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"  - Peter Maher

             

            "Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run."  -Monte Davis