Getting back in the groove.

Hi all πŸ™‚

This week was all about getting back on the horse considering I took an entire week off after the EQT 10 Miler race. 6 or so races in 2 months (2 of them being half marathons & one 10 miler) is a little over-kill. I’ve learned my lesson, for sure.

Tuesday I met up with the group (Elite Runners & Walkers) & it was hill repeat night.

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When I got there, I spoke with my coach & told him of my plans to PR at Trot for Tots on December 6th. Last year’s Trot for Tots race is my current 5k PR at 32:50. I’ve had some really great races in the last few months, so I am hopeful that I’ll be able to beat it.. even if only by a few seconds. So, instead of hill repeats, Matt had me do 1/4 mile repeats. I started off with a half mile warm-up, then did 4 repeats. This is what I came out with:

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YAY!! That made me so excited. I’m going to continue with speed work over the next few weeks in hopes that PR will happen πŸ™‚

On Thursday, I met up with some friends in CarnegieΒ & ran 3 fun miles. The weather felt amazing – I got to wear a tanktop in November! This was easy pace just trying to get myself back into a regular running schedule.

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Yesterday morning I met up with the group again at the Montour Trail for the weekly Saturday long run. I wanted six miles, but only ended up doing 5. I’m normally a very chatty person while on a run, but I have had a lot on my mind lately & turned around early to run by myself. Sometimes you just need a good long run by yourself with your thoughts to make yourself feel better.

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Elite put on a Ladies Night yesterday evening & had a ton of fun things going on. Rivertowne Brewing catered with amazing food & beer/wine, & Mizuno, Saucony, & Asics were there raffling off great running gear & answering any questions we had. There was a great seminar put on by Abby Veigel Wellness & Keystone Physical Therapy. After Abby Veigel’s talk, I stopped by her stand & told her my weight loss story – & she offered to feature me on her Facebook page! I’m excited about this πŸ™‚

I had a good week getting myself back in the groove – this week will be about focusing on getting the miles in, & I am running the Hot Chocolate 15k in Columbus on the 15th! Look for my race recap when I get back πŸ™‚ I hope it’s going to be a good one!

“Goals are not a January 1st kind of thing. Set them weekly. Set them monthly. Set them so that you are moving forward & always trying to progress.”

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4 thoughts on “Getting back in the groove.

  1. Gretchen | Gretchruns says:

    Sounds like a great week back into running! And what a fun event at Elite! Sounds like right up my alley..I’ll have to look at their calendar for their next fun event. Sometimes True Runner does things like that too, and it’s always a blast!

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