My fastest 5k ever at 36 years old! I felt awful from the first step of the run, but I didn’t quit. I am so grateful for Lauren because she PUSHED me through to the end.
5k pace hurts.
I texted my friend who has been giving me workouts about how awful I felt, and he replied, “I was hoping you wouldn’t feel great today because I feel like sometimes that means we started the taper too early!” So a PR on this segment while feeling awful was a happy occurrence.
My watch said we finished in 18:11 (5:52 average), 10 seconds faster than when I ran this same course in 2019, the week before the St. George Marathon. Strava said we did the segment 19 seconds faster (I haven’t been recording my runs on Strava for a while, so I took a screenshot of Lauren’s segment because we finished at the same time). This 5k course is net downhill with the first 1.5 miles rolling and net up by a little bit, the next 1.3ish miles are net down with zero ups and the last .3ish flat.
Eleven miles @ 7:18 average for the day.
I’ve tried three different carbon plate shoes over the years, and these are BY FAR the fastest.
We decided to hit the mall to play at the indoor play area and lucked out…
They were doing an Easter event for kids that included storytime and an Easter egg hunt.
Beck and Skye thought I was so cool for getting them to this event, but it was all by luck.
I have a few tangents to talk about:
*I need to spend a second and share my gratitude for the Cliftons. Six months ago, I couldn’t walk without a ton of pain in my left foot (Andrew gave me many piggyback rides during that time). The Cliftons are the biggest thing that got me running again, and now I get to do Boston next week.
*This will be a scene I see a lot during my runs this summer, and I am very excited about that.
*The other night, I told the kids that it was time for bed, and Beck ran into our room, and got comfortable on our bed with his legs crossed on my hot pad and the remote?! Ummmm not happening!
*Did you see this? I support his love for candy, but I think another meal or two might be nice too;)
*Are there any other Peloton app lovers that saw that you can now check your body activity? They keep track of the muscles you’ve worked for you so you can better plan what’s next!
*That feeling when you sit back, loosen up your pants a bit, and think about how amazing the meal was that you just ate. Beck was very satisfied with his açaí bowl, and he sat like this for a few minutes without wiggling.
*I just got this in the mail. I love their fancy medals:)
Have any tangents to share with me today?
Who else uses the Peloton app? Favorite part about it?
Best bag of candy on the planet?
Do you keep your race medals? Where are they?