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28 October

Let the taper begin and 5k Training Group

Saturday was a 16 miler with 10 at marathon pace. My marathon pace is 9 min/mi. I decided to run with the 4:30 group, their MP is 10:15. My decision to do this was based on my knee being a little achey when running a 9 min. pace earlier in the week and my fear of something happening 2 weeks before the marathon. The 10 miles felt good, so I decided to break off from that group and pick up the pace for the remaining 6. I’m glad I did because that felt really good! No problems with my knee after, just a little soreness all over. :)

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This week will wrap another 5k training session. Someone asked me recently if I liked coaching the My First 5k group. I LOVE it! I truly feel like I get more out of it than I ever imagined. Hearing the excitement in their voice as they run 5 minutes straight for the first time. Hearing them say, I think I’m starting to like running. Having them run other races and come back and say to me, I could not have done it without you, Coach Regina. My groups always become my little family and they warm my heart.

Pumpkin Run 5k Group

Definitely looking forward to lower miles this week and my group’s race on Saturday, The Pumpkin Run.

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5 Responses to “Let the taper begin and 5k Training Group”

  1. Erica says:

    Don’t forget to mention the awesome running partner you had ;)

  2. Emily says:

    Way to go on all those negative splits in your long run, I’m glad your knee is feeling solid! Training groups are so much, it’s amazing to have that family!!

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a nutritionist, sports medicine doctor, certified personal trainer(yet), therapist, or anything else fancy like that. All suggestions, ideas, and stories shared on this blog only reflect what has worked for me on my journey. When making health and exercise decisions be sure to think about what is best for you and, if need be, consult someone who is actually a professional.