I didn’t want to waste any more time before I finally posted this recap! Back on May 5th, aka Cinco De Mayo, I ran the virtual “Cinco de Miles 5k” which benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I laid out my gear the night before, intending to run first thing in the morning….
Bahaha! Morning??!! Riiiiight. Let’s just say that didn’t happen. I instead went out at lunch time… on one of the first warm days of the year… I know, I know, not very smart. I followed my usual 5k route in town, and I followed the run four blocks/run one block/repeat pattern that worked well for me on my last timed 5k run. I started out with a little bit of shade that I could duck into, but that quickly dried up on me. My four block running stretches slowed from a 9 min/mile to about an 11 min/mile pace. I had my last 5k time in my head, and I was trying to add up the numbers to see if I could make it to that time…
I did somehow manage to scrape together a PR! I was able to get down to a 37:50 with an average pace of 12:13 min/mile. I’m still pretty new to running, and I am quite pleased with the progress I’ve made so far. Hopefully by this time next year, I will be much faster!
- The sun is not my ally for a timed event.
- Lunch time is a silly time to run–there is no shade!
- I need to figure a way to haul my behind out of bed to do some morning runs!
Anyone else out there a night owl that is trying to become an early bird? What advice can you give??