Last week was the first week I started to feel like my “old” running self. The runner that usually felt good training and then felt good racing (for the most part of course). I’m more comfortable to just go out for a run without feeling like it’s unnatural. It won’t be smooth sailing from here, but I’ll take what I can get right now.
In short, I’ve been consistently running for about 3 weeks now. I’ve added a race in the mix and seem to recover well from that. My goal is to continue to build a base and feel both strong and happy doing so. For me now, running is a great sport, but it’s not my life focus.
|Monday:||Easy 40 minutes|
|Wednesday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Thursday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Saturday:||Philadelphia Airport 5k (19:47)|
|Sunday:||Easy 70 minutes|
The easy runs were just that, easy. The beginning of the week was much more humid than anticipated, but the runs felt good. For the most part, the weather last week was ideal which made running a lot more enjoyable.
The Philadelphia Airport 5k (19:47):
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Today My husband and I ran the Philadelphia Airport 5k. We've run a hundred races together but never both won the same race! He ran a 17:23 and I ran a 19:47 for the male/female win. I'm excited to come back under 20 minutes and looking forward to get back to PRing shape.
As I mentioned on Instagram, this was really cool because it was the first race my husband and I both won. Trivial, yes but we’ve probably run 100 races together, and never both won the same race. For actual running, it was definitely a surprise after running 20:54 last weekend. I knew I was in better shape than 20:54 but wasn’t sure it was 19:47 shape. My splits were consistent, and I ran 6:17, 6:18, and 6:24. I’m happy with the race, and it definitely motivated me more.
I knew I was in better shape than 20:54 but wasn’t sure what that meant. My only goal for the race was to finish healthy and use it as a small step towards fitness. My splits were consistent, and I ran 6:17, 6:18, and 6:24. I’m happy with the race, and it definitely motivated me more.
I plan to build my base. I don’t anticipate racing over Labor Day weekend. It’s the first year I’ll miss RnR VA Beach in quite some time, but my husband and I have other plans this weekend.
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Questions for you:
What was your best workout last week?
Do you have any Labor Day Plans?