Today, I ran my first 5k of the season. It was the New England Pediatric Care 5k . It was a good run. Now that marathon season is over, I want to focus on improving my 5k time. When September arrives, I want to see the 5k finish line….under 36 minutes. By late fall, I want to see improvements with longer distances.
So, this summer, I am going to work on teaching my body to run faster and not feel like I am going to croak as I increase my speed. This has been my biggest running hurdle. I am afraid to run fast. In addition, I want to increase the length of time I can run without a walk break. Hopefully by the fall, I can have a stronger running base, tougher lungs and be a quicker runner.
Practice and have patience.
I had a nice run. The weather was low 50’s and overcast. During the run, I took a few quick walk breaks to allow my body to be comfortable. In the future….less walk breaks.
Proceeds …..serves children with complicated special needs
Last week I was in Florida for a vacation.
After the Boston Marathon, my husband and I visited our winter home in South Boca Raton Florida to unwind. Being in a warmer climate was ideal, because I really needed the warmth to recover from the Boston Cold Rainy freezing 13 mile run. After the run, I had a dry annoying cough that lasted a few days.
Our whole vacation was literally spent just sitting. Every day, we either sat by a pool, television set, plus a dining table to eat.
Today I completed 13 miles ,,,,The full marathon would have been too much for me to handle. ………..
It was very rainy, cold, windy day. .My worst running asthma nightmare. Breathing in cold air : …..( yuck ….always makes me feel winded.
On the positive side, I am still a Bad-ass!
- I was running to bring awareness to Liver Disease. Great Cause!
2. Just getting out there and trying is worth a major congratulations ….pat on the back.
3 I was running to strengthen my lungs and overall health
4 I am going to participate in more races above 60 degrees…. SUMMER RUNNING!
5 I am still going to wear my celebration Marathon jacket …
6 I have the courage, spirit and enthusiasm to never give up! I have come a long way…… I am truly a blessed runner and women!
6 Tomorrow I am going to Florida for a week
One more day until the Boston Marathon
I am ready to run the Boston Marathon.
I am hydrated and hopefully I have plenty of glycogen in my muscles for the big day.
I visited the allergist, received my shots and hopefully my asthma and allergies will remain in control on Monday.
It is going to rain…… I have my rain poncho, waterproof jacket, waterproof pants, gloves layers
My goals for race day
Finish around 6:45
The Boston Marathon is one week away. I am running with the American Liver Foundation Marathon Team . I am so excited.
My training went well. Most marathon training plans has a 3-week taper plan. As an asthmatic I need to have a more complete taper so my lungs can recover. In the past two weeks I ran a few miles, rode a stationary fan bike a few times but mostly I just rested. I do not want to risk any potential flare-ups come Marathon Monday.
I feel good and I am ready.
I also enjoyed celebrating Passover/ Easter with family and friends. I hope everyone had a great holiday.