I spent another weekend at my in-laws and also spent some time at my parents. Workouts were ok, family time was amazing.
W: T25 core
F: 3.25 mi, 1.25 mi wu, 6 x 400m (ranged 1:38-1:45), 0.5 mi cd
S: 4.1 mi, 1 mi wu, Lacey 5k (24:22)
Su: 3 mi untimed with stroller
Weekly total: 10.35 miles, 25 min XT
I had a lot of feelings this week.
I was working from home on Friday so I was able to meet a few ladies from the local running group for a track workout. It was cool, but humid and the 400s were TOUGH. My form/gait/stride is still pretty messed up (my flutes are weak and my hips noticeably collapse). I tried to stop after 4 laps but ended up doing 6 (thanks to the women there for the motivation). I left the track that morning happy that I worked out but upset that I felt slow and out of shape.
I woke up on Saturday much more sore than I expected and was nervous for the 5k. I wanted to race (I’m using these summer 5ks as speed work) but I forgot my music and my watch was dead (both are usually essentials). SO MANY THOUGHTS when running without music and a watch…
>>Start slow, maintain this pace, check your breathing, pace off of that guy, pace off of that girl, shit I passed them, I am definitely going too fast, ouch, take it easy you’ll need to finish strong, ouch, pull it back a bit, I feel good, push harder, slow down, I like her pants, where is my MIL, HI JENNIE!, shit my shoe is untied, when did it get so hot, one mile left, one lap of the park left, slow down until a quarter mile left, don’t slow down, why do I feel good, FINISH LINE SPRINT! THANK FUCKING GOD<<
I am a lunatic but I ran hard and I am really proud. My only goal was to beat my fastest postpartum time (26:42) and I did that by a couple of minutes (24:22) and placed 3rd in my age group! It feels good to be progressing, that is all I can say for now!
Sunday AM called for a family workout: I went out for a run with my MIL while my FIL biked (Fizz was at his bachelor party). The best part: Jennie graduated…
Running with the car seat is convenient but she is finally big enough to go in the stroller without it! The stroller is now 10 lbs less and much easier to push! The downside: I don’t face her anymore but she obviously didn’t care because she slept the entire run. I didn’t time the run, my Garmin was still dead.
Even though it dips certain times each week, my running confidence is slowly coming back.
Next weekend I am doing another 5k and I hope to do another double-digit run to prepare for the half!
I hope you had a nice weekend. In the comment section, please share some of your mid-race thoughts. Make me feel like less of a looney tune please.