I earned a new course PR last night! I did speedwork on my normal 4-mile loop and finished in 51:41 which is about 15 seconds faster than I’ve ever finished before!
(1 mile warmup, 2 miles speed, 1 mile cooldown)
The downside? I don’t think I can officially call it a course PR because during mile 3 I hit the draw bridge and got to take a “nice” little break.
I’m putting nice in quotes because when you’re in the middle of your speedwork flow, coming to a stop totally stinks, doesn’t it?
Mile 3 (the one where I hit the drawbridge) ended up being an 11:40 minute mile which is quite fast for me, but I’m sure it had something to do with the rest break!
It was pretty warm and humid out, so maybe I can cut myself a little slack ;).
The reason I went all out on my speedwork yesterday despite having a 5K race scheduled for this weekend is … I don’t plan to run that 5K.
My heart just isn’t in it. Getting up early to run short races in hot weather is just not appealing to me AT ALL.
I’m still trying to decide which races I do want to take on this spring. There is one race that benefits sea turtle conservation that I’m sure I’ll do (my first pet ever was a water turtle), but beyond that it’s less clear.
We’ll see… I’m not stressing about it!
I’m still all about that speedwork and trying to get faster before marathon training begins, I’m just not all about the pressure of racing.
Instead I want to run my beach loop, earn some unofficial PRs and slide into marathon training mode this summer.
Right now all the spring breakers are making their way into town and the beach is full of ’em!
GO AWAY KIDS AND STOP TAKING UP MY SIDEWALKS! I NEED THEM FOR RUNING!
If I can actually pull myself out of bed early this weekend to go running I can have the sidewalks to myself. I’m sure the spring breakers will be sleeping off their hangovers :).
Hey, they don’t call Fort Lauderdale “Fort Liquordale” for no reason.
Actually, I don’t think they’ve called Fort Lauderdale that in years.
Go away kids and leave me my sidewalks!
Have a great weekend 🙂
Any exciting weekend plans? Are you into the March Madness thing?