15K Race Anticipation

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I woke up this morning and was not in the least bit surprised to discover sore, stiff legs.  Between the 5K, lifting weights, and walking 2.0 miles, I figured soreness was inevitable.   Luckily, this week is a taper week, and I "only" had to do 5.0  miles.  🙂


I had toast and Barney Butter before I left:


My run took me along the intracoastal waterway and through lovely, tree-line streets.  It was a very pleasant run even though it started to run in the last mile and I got SOAKED!


I’m getting very excited for my next race — the Miracle Miles 15K.  This is my third year running Miracle Miles and, unlike this weekend’s 5K, I actually REALLY care about my time for the 15K.  I want to break my personal record for a 15K (1 hour, 23 minutes, 30 seconds) so bad!  The race is in TWO WEEKS!


To break my PR, I need to run the race under 9:00-minute/miles.  So, I thought it would be a good idea to try to pace under 9:30 for this training run.   I managed to squeeze out an average time of 9:19, despite wicked sore legs!


  • Duration: 46:32
  • Distance: 5.0 miles
  • Average Pace: 9:19
  • Mile 1: 9:43
  • Mile 2: 9:17
  • Mile 3: 8:55
  • Mile 4: 9:14
  • Mile 5: 9:23


After my run, I stretched, iced my knees, and ate breakfast:


I had cereal with almonds, flax, and raspberries:


And strawberries:


Then, the Husband and I packed up our cars and drove back to Orlando.  After we got back, I made lunch:


I made Cheesy Broccoli Frittata, but I added more broccoli this time.  I had about 1/3 of the pie:


And a half a Bialy muffin on the side (with some buttah):


I have SO much work to do today!  Gotta go be productive.  🙂


Have a nice Sunday!



  • emily September 13, 2009, 10:00 am

    Good job on the run, you are seriously motivating me!

    I'm not sure if you've posted this before but would you mind sharing some knee icing tips?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 13, 2009, 10:06 am

    emily – sure! will do at dinner!

  • runsarah September 13, 2009, 10:16 am

    Awesome job on the post-race run! I love that waterway – so pretty. Hope you have a productive day!

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 13, 2009, 10:18 am

    Good job on the run!

    Looking forward to the knee icing tips – may have to use them for my hip:)

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 13, 2009, 10:35 am

    That fritatta looks delicious! Broccoli and cheese are a perfect match!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats September 13, 2009, 11:05 am

    Can't get enough of broccoli and cheese. I know what you mean Caitlin, I'm about to get started on work I brought home.

  • Jenna September 13, 2009, 11:08 am

    nice job on the run girl!

  • Molly Myers September 13, 2009, 11:13 am

    Hey Caitlin,

    I love you're blog and am totally inspired by you're story. What format do you use for the blog, and how can I start one?


  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 13, 2009, 11:22 am

    molly – i use blogger but i recommend wordpress. go to http://www.graduatemeghann.com and search for her blogging 101 series to learn more. gl!

  • Jenna September 13, 2009, 11:39 am

    Great job on the run!

    Your lunch looks delicious. I haven't made a frittata in FOREVER, I need to do so pronto. They are packed full of nutrients, delicious and so easy to make.

    Thanks for reminding me of this great meal idea. 🙂

    Good luck today!

  • Rosey Rebecca September 13, 2009, 12:26 pm

    Your frittata looks awesome! I bought a pan to make frittatas like a month ago and haven't used it yet!

    If you get a chance, check out my Newman's Own Organics Giveaway!

  • Black Kitten September 13, 2009, 12:53 pm

    Oops! I don't know if you meant to link back to your 15k PR recap – because the link you have there actually links back to the 5k you did yesterday! Maybe it's working as intended but I figure I would point it out in case it wasn't. =)

    You have totally given me the racing itch… I'm going to sign up for a 5k really soon. There are a few in the fall here in Boston that I have my eye on =)

  • Susan September 13, 2009, 12:58 pm

    Awesome run Caitlin!! I just ran under 9 minute miles for 5 km and felt like death – I can't imagine doing it for 15! 😛

  • Leianna September 13, 2009, 1:26 pm

    I had sore/heavy legs today too after running almost 10 miles yesterday.
    I'm icing the knee too!

  • jodie September 13, 2009, 1:26 pm

    Awesome run, my goal is to be that fast. That frittata looks amazing.

    I am searching for a good food processor, do you have any recommendations?

  • MarathonVal September 13, 2009, 2:02 pm

    Read your previous post about loving the juicer – I'm obsessed with mine!!! I highly recommend the Breville Fountain Plus – I was going to buy myself a dinky, cheaper one, but thankfully my in-laws surprised me with the Mac Daddy of all juicers. It's awesome!!

  • Angharad (Eating for England) September 13, 2009, 2:25 pm

    I'm running a 15K in three weeks! I would love to run in under 9 minute miles but not sure if that is realistic or not yet…
    Hope your legs feel better. I was amazed mine felt ok this morning (I run with knee supports, like you) but I still went to yoga, just to help the stretching!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 13, 2009, 2:38 pm

    jodie – ours is a black and decker – i think it was about $50 or so. its worth it to spend a little more $$

  • Courtney W. September 13, 2009, 2:46 pm

    Would you mind sharing any icing tips? I suffer from a similar knee probllem … Would you say running with knee sleeves helped?

  • Lizzy September 13, 2009, 3:00 pm

    Amazing run girl!

    i do have a few questions about icing knees too. it would be awesome if you could post some tips. i just got home from a 7 mile run and i'm feelin rather fatigued! Thanks alot girl!

  • angieinatlanta September 13, 2009, 5:41 pm

    Awesome job running through the soreness! Looks like a beautiful running route!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 14, 2009, 9:36 am

    I am going to be at the race, but running the 5K, I want to do the 15K but not quite ready for it yet, will be doing the 10K in November though! GOOD LUCK! =) Laura


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