This week’s topic is What one word describes your running lately?
Hmmmm. That’s a tough one.
But I would say Hopeful.
I don’t train well or do I train?
Since I don’t run any drills or do any speed work, my runs have been pretty slow!!
Plus I hadn’t done many short races all winter or fall.
And I seemed to be always training for half marathons. That means slow long runs on the weekend and easy weekday runs for fear of an injury messing up my big race.
Racing season in the Northeast has officially begun. There are many races scheduled each weekend. Since I love to race, it’s hard for me to keep myself from registering for them.
The first one was a 5 mile race. I was worried because I hadn’t run fast in so long….
I was surprised with the results. A 46:28 finish and 3rd place AG award made me hopeful.
A week later, I ran a 5K. 5k races are even harder. Again, it had been many months since I ran one so I didn’t know what to expect.
But I finished in 27:55 with a 1st place AG award.
Neither of these races were close to a PR and I may never get there again. Also, I walked during both races. I used to be able to run without walking. My endurance is gone and since I am still training for those half marathons, I don’t think it will return any time soon.
However, I am injury-free and I am hopeful for decent results in my spring races.
Alert: this post was written before my race last Sunday. I was not pleased with how it went 😦
But I am still hopeful.
Happy Running! How would you describe your running lately?