Today I ran the second installment of Laura‘s 5 by the 5th Virtual Race Series.
My plan for this series is to improve my 5k time with each month. If you recall, last month I had a little snafu – I ran 3.2 miles rather than 3.1! Opps! So this month I made it a point to remember 3.1, 3.1, 3.1, 3.1.
In keeping with consistency, I ran this race on the treadmill again. In hindsight, I should have planned to run it before Sunday. After all those dang hills, my legs are a little fatigued.
I had a hard time getting my head into the run and finding my stride. Nothing felt right and I was antsy. I did an easy 1 mile warm up before clearing the treadmill to start the timer fresh. Finally at mile 2 I started to feel awake and was able to kick the speed up to a sub 8:00 for the remainder of the run.
This run was also for putting in my #MilesofShame. Thankfully the 49ers came to life for the second half of the Super Bowl and I didn’t end up having to run 16 miles.
Race #3 of 13 in 2013! Only 10 more to go!