This weekend so far has been gorgeous! It’s 74 degrees here and oh-so-wonderful. I am so ready for it not to be in the 80s and 90s. I welcome the cooler temperatures!
The husband and I have had no plans for this Labor Day weekend, which means a lot of R & R. Sometimes it’s just so nice to not have any plans!
This morning I went for a run. I had planned on doing 3 miles and then decided to do a 5K. Why not?! The entire run was pretty rough. My right shoulder and neck were stiff and painful because I had slept on them wrong. I felt dehydrated and my throat was rasping and kind of raw. My muscles were tired. I didn’t feel as good as I have felt on recent runs. I tried to concentrate on my form, which I really felt in my calves and I was afraid for a little bit that they were going to cramp up but thankfully they didn’t. But I pushes myself on. I was uncomfortable, not in pain. And so I ran on.
I finished the 5K in 31:20. The fastest I have ever run a 5K to date! Imagine if I had been feeling good!
My average pace was 10:24 min./mile! That is awesome for me! It makes me really feel that I will be able to get under a 10 min./mile eventually!
Negative splits! (Excepting that last 0.1 mile. Oops.)
The fastest I had run a 5K until this morning was 33:53. (My race time in May.)
I am really proud of how far I have come in terms of improving my speed and ability. 🙂