Hi all 🙂
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.
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:
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 🙂
On Thursday, I met up with some friends in Carnegie & 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.
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.
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 🙂
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 🙂 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.”