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. 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. 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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