So I had a great run a week ago tonight, did my first full 5k and then my life exploded again. Dunno what it is but I keep finding excuses.... my running workshop last Saturday was canceled and I worked that night. I helped friends move Sunday, Had meetings till 9:30 Monday night and didn't get home till 10:30, my wife's computer blew up Tuesday morning so spent the night trying to fix that. Last night we did get out for a two mile walk and I did three 1/3 mile sprints just to get my legs moving and get the blood pumping.
Then finally got out tonight, and after a week off my expectations weren't high . Early part of the run felt.... like I hadn't run in a week. Felt slow and was definitely hot, 80 degrees. The whole run I was just kind of "hanging in" , determined to make 30 minutes plus. Near the end I was gassed and saw my watch at about 33 minutes so decided to try and hang in for 35:00...and finished at the next closest cross street. Looked at my watch and it was officially 35:38. So pretty happy I stuck it out and got the my forth 30+minute run.
Got home and mapped it and was happily surprised to see 3.13 miles... My second full 5K and happily comes out to 11:24 per mile, only 6 seconds a mile slower than last time, so pretty happy. Next run will be Saturday after Hurricane Earl blows through and cools us down. Looking forward to that!
My son is doing really well on his HS cross country team. He did 2.75 miles today plus, as he said "Sprints, pushups, sprints, planks, sprints, ...puke... sprints , pushups... " LOL
Gotta love the dedication!