After a weekend race, I didn’t think I’d feel up to doing a speed workout never mind Laura’s 5 by the 5th Virtual Race for May. But by Thursday I felt like maybe I could give it a try. If I wasn’t feeling it after the first mile, I’d just run easy.
Since I’m using this race series to improve my time in the 5k and I started doing it on the treadmill, I’m sticking with it. I’d much rather be running outside all the time now that it’s super light out in the morning and getting warmer but I like to be consistent.
I started off with an easy 1 mile warm up, cleared the treadmill timer and started it back up at a 7:53 pace with a 1% incline. Not sure how long I stayed there. I think I just kept hitting the speed up button till I felt like I was going fast enough and that I could maintain it.
Surprisingly, I felt pretty good with this run. Actually, if my foot would have felt better, I think I could have run faster.
I finished with a time of 23:54. An improvement of 16 seconds from last month.
Next month is the last race in this series. I’m not sure how well I’ll be feeling at that time considering the marathon is the week before. Maybe 23:54 will be my PR for the race series.
Race pictures are notoriously bad. Or maybe it’s just my pics always look horrible. However, I am so impressed with the pictures from the Wallis Sands Half Marathon. Last year, I had great pictures (see the pic of me in the purple shirt above in the header – that’s one of ’em). This year was just the same. What makes the pictures even better? They are FREE! No ridiculously, outlandish amount to pay for proof that you do run in races! I love that and I think all races need to start doing it. Here’s just a couple that I liked.
Have you ever bought a race photo?