Peachtree Road Race Training: Week One

It would have been nice to have another easy week after the half marathon in Nashville but with eight weeks until the Peachtree Road Race on July the 4th I can’t do that.

I’m keeping my expectations low for this event. I’ve never ran it. I don’t know the course and the crowd will be huge for a 10K. The heat of July will likely be a factor as well. I just want to go out knowing I did my best to prepare.

It’s been nice to cut back on my distance since the half marathon that’s for sure. I’m not real crazy about interval training but if I’m going to pick up my pace I need to do it. Overall, it was a good week. Felt good all week. My run on Saturday started out a little quick but I slowed down on the last three miles. I choose a slightly different route and it made the hills harder, especially during the last few miles. On Sunday though, I felt a little tenderness in my left shin area. As long as I kept moving all was fine though. Guess I need to go back to my walking for five minutes before I start my run and maybe add a few stretches too. I stretch when I finish but not usually before I start. Don’t think it’s anything to be too concerned about–just gotta keep an eye on it.

Here’s the breakdown for the week:

Monday: 10 minute slow run; 2 minutes fast run/1 minute walk (x6); 10 minute slow run.
Tuesday: Rest day (but still did some walking).
Wednesday: 18 minute slow run; 5 minute fast run; 15 minute slow run
Thursday: Rest day (but still did some walking).
Friday: Rest day.
Saturday: Ran 7.08 miles with 11:17 per mile pace average. Fastest mile: 10:36, slowest: 12:03.
Sunday: Strength training and stretching.

4 thoughts on “Peachtree Road Race Training: Week One”

  1. When I ran the Tear Drop half last month I talked to a couple of fellows that run the Peachtree every year. They said it can be complete insanity due to so many runners. They actually told me if you really want to run it you have to try and get as close to the front as possible so you can run not walk or dodge a bunch of folks. They also mentioned how they have finished and been back near the starting line and more people are STILL starting!
    Hope your training goes well!

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    1. Thanks! I’m looking at this one as more of a social experience. I think things may have changed since your fellows ran the event. Everyone is placed in starting corral’s to spread everyone out at the start. Also, the start line and finish line are 10K apart! Kind of a pain getting to and from the event. There is no parking at either location. I’m parking in the suburbs and taking the Metro to the start line and then taking another Metro back to my car at the finish.

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      1. They run this event every year. They take a bus or something back to the start when they are done. They are locals down there so they know all the ins and outs. 🙂

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