I just want to say thank you to everyone who commented about how happy and strong I look in the A1A race pic I posted yesterday.
The truth of the matter is on the left is how I look when I KNOW a camera is nearby, and on the right is how I look when I’m taken by surprise!
I mean seriously? I legit look like a dead frog.
The best pic I took this weekend was with ALI! I can’t believe I forgot to mention that I met her at the race on Sunday!
I also can’t believe I forgot to tell you that Kerry absolutely crushed her first half marathon finishing in 1:56! Way to go Kerry!!!
So what’s up next now that A1A is over?
I’m officially done with long distance races until the Chicago Marathon this October.
It would be nice if I could sneak in a half marathon before then, but halves down here won’t start back up until November! Such a bummer.
I’ll start training for Chicago the last week of June (I CAN’T WAIT!!!) which feels so far off from now. A couple of weeks ago I asked my coach what I should do to fill the time and she said the terrifying words “let’s put together a little 5K racing season.”
Lauren asked me to pick out 3 to 5 races between March and June so that I could really focus on getting comfortable running faster before marathon training begins.
If you remember, last year at Portland my focus was on just finishing the race since it was my first full marathon. This year in Chicago I will have a goal finishing time I’ll be working towards! (TBA, haha.)
With that being said, I have chosen four 5K races and one 5-miler to complete between now and June!
- 3/22 – Kendra’s Kisses 5K
- 4/11 – Riverwalk 5-Miler
- 4/26 – Run From the Rays 5K
- 5/17 – Covenant House 5K
- SOON – PAWS Virtual 5K
That schedule is enough to give me nightmares… but I’m also oddly excited about it!
My current 5K personal best from back in December is 37:57 which breaks down to a 12:12 minute mile. What do I hope to accomplish before June? To shave off at least one minute from my current personal best.
This is probably going to hurt but I’M READY!
Well, I will be ready soon anyway. This week I’m taking it easy! 🙂
Do you sometimes look at your race photos and just shake your head?! That’s me?! OY! haha
Anyone else focusing on 5Ks or shorter distances right now?