Things here are CRAZY busy, but in the best of ways! In running-related news, I’m seeing progress in my running/paces and hip rehab, so that’s good.
|After a 50 min HR progression elliptical workout at the YMCA.|
I wish I had taken more time to capture workouts in blog posts since I know the post-partum journey back to competing is filled with a lot of ups and downs. But eh, can’t go back. Instead, here are a few 1k repeat workouts that show progress.Guess I didn’t realize how many times I’ve done 1ks in the past several months!
Workout 1: Mid-Jan (3 months post-partum): 5x1k, averaged 3:56.4. And then threw up on the cool down. That workout hurt, not in the best of ways. Blog recap here.
Workout 2: Late-Feb (4.5 months post-partum): 5x1k, averaged 3:54.2. With Jeff, on the roads vs. track.
4 weeks after previous workout, 2.2 second improvement.
Workout 3: Mid-March (5 months post-partum): 5x1k with 400m recovery, averaged 3:49.8. Blog post recap here – done in the evening with Nate and Jeff, running from Children’s Hospital.
3 weeks after previous workout, 4.4 second improvement.
Workout 2: June 6th (7.5 months post-partum): 5x1000m – averaged 3:47
Email to Jerry:
5×1000: 3:47, 46, 47, 47, 48. R leg held together okay, I had trouble controlling it after 800m so really slowed during the last 200. I can’t wait until I have two good legs/hips to carry me!
~11 weeks after previous workout, 2.8 second improvement.
(Not much given that amount of time, which is interesting. I attribute that to struggling to control my hip/leg during each repeat – I wasn’t able to run fast enough to fully make my lungs burn)
Workout 3: June 20th (8 months post-partum): 8x1000m – averaged 3:44!!
3:38 (I can’t remember what I used to do these in, and probably shouldn’t look, but I’m thinking even being able to move fast enough for one rep in 3:38 is a good step in the right direction)
Hip-hip-hurrah for improvements! I’m racing a 5k this weekend so am excited to see what I can do!
Just because it’s fun to see everyone’s guesses, what are your thoughts on a finish time?
And — Nate will be racing the 5k as well — who do you predict will win?!?