I must admit that as the mornings turn cooler, I am finding it harder and harder to go out and run, but I am going to continue digging deep because after just 5 days I am starting to see some big improvements in my running. This morning was brisk, and the sun was still rising as I was heading to the track, but I was determined to record one of my best times yet. Read on to find out how things went.
Despite the nip in the air I hit the track. I was once again surprised to find that I was the only one there, normally there are quite a few people getting their daily workout in when I go, but again, this is good for me because it means I have the track to myself. After getting my music ready to play, and after setting up Endomondo on my phone I was off. I have noticed that from the get go, my pace is much faster than it used to be. I am not entirely sure this is a good thing. I need to find a happy medium between pace and stamina, and I am sure that as I progress I will find a pace that is good for me. Having said that, I did in fact set a new personal best time for a 5K today. I zipped around the course in 33:41, so I am super happy about that. Compared to the first 5K I ran back in April, today’s time was a full 7 minutes faster. Whew! If I fail to get myself ready for the half next year, at least I know I will be able to blaze through a 5K.
Tomorrow is a rest day for me from running, so I will cross train with Turbo Jam instead, and then Friday this program calls for me to run 4 miles. I have never gone beyond 3.1 miles before so this will be new territory for me. I am a little bit nervous about it if I am completely honest, but I will just take my time, and will make sure I remember that time is not important, and that crossing the finishing line is.