Pfffffft. That’s about how I feel right now with running. I suck at it.
Race for the Cure 5k was on Saturday. I ran a 20:12 on a hilly course earlier in May, so I was expecting my time to improve. I was WRONG. So what happened? What excuse do I have? The course was super flat and familiar. Weather was pretty nice. In the 70s. I ate a good breakfast. Didn’t drink all that much because I didn’t want to use the portapotty, but that is always my race day strategy. Things that went wrong- I didn’t sleep that well because Red had night terrors, but I still got a decent amount I think. It must boil down to me having my period and not wearing my lucky shoes? Gahhh. I didn’t push myself like I could have. So my time was like 20:35. That’s like 6:40 avg pace. Yesterday I ran 4 miles at that exact same pace. So irritating. I have no planned 5ks until fall, just my usual 4 and 7 miler in July. Hopefully I will fare better at those races. Hoping for a 26:xx at the 4 miler and under 50 at the 7. Really depends on the weather and, as I found out last year during July, the state of my sinuses.
After the race I ran about 2.5 miles on the bike path near the finish and then hopped in my car. Came back home and ran another 4.5. Then, while Red napped a few hours later, I ran another 4 on the treadmill. That put me at 14 for the day. Ran 7 on Sunday, 4 on Monday, 10 today, and will finally give my weary legs a rest tomorrow. I will be out of town next week for work (ew), so I am hoping for long runs this weekend and on Monday before I leave so I can take it easy while I’m there. Also I don’t want to get lost/mugged/raped etc. in a strange town. Wait… I don’t want that to happen anywhere