I’ve done some pretty good running the past two weeks…three 5ks and two medals. Each time, my time has improved.
Today’s race was the highlight of the three races for several reasons:
- It was on a trail that has never been kind to me. Today was different.
- Originally, I signed up for the virtual race and changed my mind 2 days ago to do the actual. Even this morning I was considering just doing the 1-mile fun walk, but was encouraged to give it a go by a good friend who gave me a much-needed pep talk.
- I finally ran a sub 53:00 minute race.
I knew, after coming off of a migraine/allergies, that it would be difficult. The course was flat trail, veering off to a local park, South Hills (that should give you a hint as to what kind of running we in store) How I LOVE hills…..NOT. I was glad that I ran the course during the week just to see if I could handle the hills.
I decided that I would run this race as though it was a daily run….walking the hills and running the hell out of the flats. As I was approaching the last half mile, my running group (Lebnon County Moms Run This Town) came back out to run me into the shoot.
That made all the difference in the world. It was a very small field of runners and I knew that I would probably take a medal, but I didn’t think it would be a second in my age group (the old broads group…lol).
So, now it’s time to get serious and step up my game and begin interval training. This is my goal for the rest of the summer. I know I can do it, and I now want to run faster.