Thursday, May 28, 2009

Where have I been?

Well it's been almost three weeks since I blogged last. Where have I been!
Well, after the Gettysburg trip, I had a another work trip to Portland ME. I ran a 5 mile loop around the Back Bay (or Back Cove as they now call it - someone explain that to me please!) while in Portland. I ran with a colleague of mine who is a FAST runner and it took me 4 days to recover! I was so sore!
I've been keeping up with the 10k plan for the the most part. I've been trying to run 3 days a week at the minimum. It's been going well. No major IT band issues. I feel a twinge on runs longer that 5 miles, but no ice pick pain (knock on wood!) My pace seems slow, but looking at my logs for last year, I seem to be about the same. I think everyone else in my running group just got faster! I blame the 15lbs I can't seem to drop since my wedding! I think once I lose that, I will be a speed demon!

Last Sunday was the start of the race season with the Red Hook 5k. It was my 3rd running the race and the 2nd best time (last year I got a 5k PR.) The weather was perfect for running - 70 degrees, overcast, and a slight breeze. I was on pace for another PR this year, but I "bonked" on the last 3/4 mile, which is the only hill in the race. Hills have been giving me trouble lately!

Tonight I finished my longest run since my half marathon 2 years ago. 6.6 miles! It felt good even in the rain! 2 weeks until the 10k!

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