It’s hard to say if today’s weather was a light rain or a heavy drizzle, but I’d probably lean toward heavy drizzle. I woke up, and put on my running clothes, and headed out into the wet, gray morning — before I had a chance to talk myself out of it.
I ran a similar route to the last two Wednesdays’s runs — from my house down to the park, along the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail up Sinton Trail. It was varying degrees of drizzle the whole time, but at least I wasn’t in danger of overheating.
Have fun at the 5K
More six-mile runs
Run 7 miles… slower
May brought me my fastest 5K during the Scheels Virtual 5K (part 1). My friends wanted to run it together, so I ran it twice that day. Once in the morning for my time and once in the evening with them. It was a good time — even if you consider the goose terror. So my fastest 5K run is now 30:04… I bet I can shave 5 seconds off a 5k.
I ran 6 6-plus-mile runs this month. Not too shabby. I ran not one, but two 7-mile runs. Unfortunately, one of those was when I left my watch at home. For both of them though, I wasn’t completely annoyed by the run when I was finished, like I was the first time I did this year. I had planned to plateau at 7 miles anyway, so this is where I’ll be for a while.
I’m going to list the May data in the chart below as “empirical/actual” since the TomTom chart doesn’t show that one run. Since I ran the same route as my previous 7-mile run in a similar time, I’m using that run time for both.
Here’s how May stacked up to April.
|Longest Run Time
|Avg Active Time
- Sub 18:58 Yardstick
- Re-discipline my eating
- Continue What I’m Doing
I was only 4 seconds off my best time for my May Yardstick run. I thought it was closer to 12 seconds, but when I looked it up and realized my fastest Nielson was only 4 seconds away, I decided right then to make beating that time a goal for June. We’ll find out on Saturday.
I’m within sniffing distance of 219/the “two-teens” but I’ve been wavering in my portion control discipline lately. So I’m going to work on that and hope that drops me down into the 2-teens. I’m not overly concerned with the actual weight, so I’m not putting 215 by the end of June as an official goal. The wins come in different forms than numbers on a scale. I bought a pair of 36-inch waist shorts that fit comfortably and I’m pretty close to using the 4th belt notch on my belt. That one has never been used. So the weight’s coming off, or the fat is (which is more important to me). But this isn’t my primary concern, I just mention it as an explanation for the second June Goal.
Finally, is it a cop out to say “keep doing what you’re doing” as a goal? I have struggled a little with motivation the last couple of weeks, but I enjoy the runs whenever I get out there and do them.
11:07 avg pace
No run route map today since I ran from my house.