why yes, i am still running!
I last left off at Week 8 of our Goofy Challenge training plan. It's still going really well, and I'm excited about our progress.
Total: 28.5 miles
Saturday's run was a little different in week nine. We were scheduled to run a five-mile race that day. We decided we'd do a two-mile warm up before the race, and another two after.
The only other time I did some warm-up running before a race, I set a new 5K PR. Would it happen again?
I wasn't really planning on it. I hadn't done speed work since the summer, and a lot of our long training runs have been slower Galloway runs.
Still, I started out kinda fast, and was a little concerned!
- 8:44 - it was 8:38 when I passed the mile marker. Legs -- what are you thinking?
- 9:07 - still fast but better. I didn't think I could hold it.
- 8:53 - and we're speeding up again. Waiting to crash and burn ...
- 8:51 - huh.
- 8:32 - how about that!
New 5-mile PR by 1:09. The old one was on the same course, set in 2005!
Back to Goofy training ...
Thursday: 0 (couldn't run, but our mileage jump would have been too high anyway)
That 19 was tough, but it felt really good to be getting close to our 13.1 / 26.2 goal! We had a great time running through DC (pictures soon!). My friend/training partner may call herself the Lazy Runner, but I'm going to be the Lazy Blogger and send you over to her run report for details!
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