5 by the 5th Virtual Race Recap – February

Hi friends!

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.

5 by the 5th February - happyfitmama.comI finished with an easy 1 mile cool down. Last month my time was 24:25 for 3.2 miles so no improvement. Although I did run the right distance this time so that counts for something!

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!

23 comments on “5 by the 5th Virtual Race Recap – February

  1. PS. Do you live in Maine?? I’ll be up that way sometime soon, and would love any pointers on can’t miss places along the coast! And of course, if you are close by and want a morning workout partner, I’d love to catch a run with a fellow blogger!
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  2. Yay! Nice job getting the miles in. I agree with Tiffany- I have a much harder time handling speed on the treadmill, I’d much rather be outside where the pace is not glaring back at me. :) I’m sure your spring runs will be speedier. Love the double duty with other virtual events, too. There are so many virtual races happening this week!
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    1. Trust me, I’d much prefer to be outside but the treadmill is my only option during the week. Boo!

      It was nice that I could lump everything together in one run…why not?

  3. Great job Angela!! Like Laura and Tiffany, I tend to run slower on the treadmill. I think that it’s a mental thing like I don’t think that I can run faster than X mph. I too love that you’re using the series to improve your 5K time. 3 for 2013 already! Awesome!
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    1. I’m the total opposite…I push myself more on the treadmill. Probably because it seems easier to me and I don’t have to worry about being exhausted and having to run 5 miles more to get home. :)

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