Wine & Race Entries


Monday: 5000m row, 25 pull ups, 50 pushups, 100 sit ups

Tuesday: 5.5m intervals (8 X 400s, 6 @ 6:00/pace, 2 @ 6:15/pace)

I finally have a few races on the schedule! It helps to commit to a race when you have a great cabernet in hand.. No joke: it lowers your inhibitions, makes taking the credit card out a little easier and makes your goals more exciting than ever.


I really need to see where my fitness is so I can nail that sub 20:00 5k this spring. And a great thing about training for a 5k is that there is almost always a local 5k every weekend, and generally it’s a cheap entry fee. I signed up for the Potomac Valley Track Club’s By George, 5k! The course description says “totally flat.” I’ll totally be the judge of that. Sounds like a good way to wake up on Valentine’s Day and get a workout in before the day starts.

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I also threw my name in the lottery for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler back in December and got in. Everyone in the DC area raves about this flat, fast & beautiful course. I’m also excited to race a new distance this April!

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And finally I choose my fall ‘A’ race. The Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon. I really want to hit a fast half and I’m taking my time to rev up for it. This race is in November, which gives me plenty of time to find another half for a practice race in August/September.

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And what better way to attempt my 1:30 half than by being in my home state of Indiana with my closest, best friend of all time!?

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us just being classy--also this picture is like 8 years old.

us just being classy–also this picture is like 8 years old.

Last Week

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 5 Rounds w/30lb bar: 8 Overhead shoulder press, 15 front squats, 10 thrusters, 5.75m easy 8:01/pace (ranged from 7:22-8:20)

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 20 min running drills, 8 miles (intervals- 8 x 800s), 30 min core

Friday: 3500m Row, 30 lateral wall ball slams, 35 pushups

Saturday: 12m easy/long, 8:06/pace

Sunday: Rest

Mileage: 25.8

Fall races picked out yet?


Author: She's Going the Distance


12 thoughts on “Wine & Race Entries

  1. Fall races: Flying Monkey marathon, nyc marathon, St Jude Memphis, Vegas

  2. a glass of wine in hand is how I have signed up for 90% of the races I’ve run!

  3. No fall races yet, but was thinking about the Twin Cities marathon. I entered the lottery for Cherry Blossom last year and didn’t get in, and forgot about it this year. Oh well! Maybe next year.

  4. I’ve heard great things about Indianapolis, especially for trying to hit a new PR.

    And I was definitely drinking when I signed up for my first half marathon. There was no way sober me would have paid that much money to run back in those days.

  5. I’m running a 10k this weekend; I feel like I haven’t raced in forever. I have run my hometown race (the Santa Barbara Half) for the past two years so I’ll do that one again in November, unless I’m feeling crazy and sign up for the full… but I doubt it.

  6. I am doing the Cherry Blossum 10 miler for the first time ever this year, despite having volunteered for it during my DC years. Also – i am doing my first marathon (eek!) in June and a half marathon two weeks before the Marathon. Yes – I will be a bit freaked out by then, but I am hoping it all works out with no injuries between now and any of those races. Kudos to you on those speedy race times and running on Valentines Day is a great idea!

  7. Ohhhh the Cherry Blossom 10 miler … I soooooo want to come back to my home state and run that some day. Maryland born and raised over here!! 🙂

  8. Annnnd I have some fall races on my radar but have not committed to any yet

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