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.
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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.