As mentioned in my last post we were gonna go for a 5k time trial. It was a huge success. We went to a track just so I could optimize the time I was pretty nervous while doing the warmup. Luckily we had highschool track teams training at the same time. So I may have used them as my pacers which helped alot. I was able to hit a time that I was not expecting. We finished the 5k at 20mins and 20 seconds!!! THAT WAS HUGE for me because last year I was running 5km in the 23min mark. So very happy with this because it just shows the work I put in the summer has been working. Completed the run in my nike zoom fly 3.
After the run my legs pretty much felt like jello so I did do a shakeout run which was about 5k at a 6min pace. It was crazy to think that I ran a 4:04 when all my other runs have been around 4:50-5 min paces. It just reinforces that idea that you do not need to run fast to get faster. Basically you don’t need to be pumping 100% all the time to get better.
The day after the shakeout we actually completed the most elevation we have ever done in a 12km run with 260m of elevation. Definitely felt it in the legs during those hills even if I was going slow. My quads got absolutely obliterated during this run. Today (Sunday) I decided to do another run that ended up being a little faster than I wanted it to be. Ended up doing about 7km at a 5min pace, but thats ok because I plan to take it easy now on the runs as winter is rolling in. So I will not be doing fast runs as much and just more so attempting to get the miles in. If anyone wants to share how they feel about running in the winter that would be amazing. (tips/advise would be very welcomed)
As always thank you for reading and I hope you are all killing those runs.
Stay happy, Stay healthy, Keep breathing