We had our group run Saturday… I love getting together with the local LIFE Runners. We gathered at the MO State Capital which also has the monument to the Ten Commandments on the grounds. The monument was donated by the Fraternal Order of the Eagles the same year of my birth. How cool is that?
My LIFE Runner teammates were all going strong and my performance – not so great.
I haven’t been running like I should and it showed – got a little distracted – didn’t make running a priority the last couple of months. I kept telling myself I could pick up where I left off.
Well, it doesn’t work that way.
My last really strong 5K was the end of April – it was rainy and cool (great for running). That’s me below (third from the right), yeah the strong looking gal who took first in her age division. She went on vacation and is now being called back to service. 🙂 …Waiting on her for next run.
Today, I ran and walked 4 miles. I was going to go to the gym but felt I needed to tackle the road and get used to the temp.
For the next couple of weeks, will be muscling through getting back to better conditioning.
Between now and then, running with my LIFE Runners for some 5K’s in August and September so there’s no vacation from running if you want to be on top of your game…but then again, I wouldn’t want to miss any runs with my team. They are the best!
Official training starts July 21st (12 week program – Hal Higdon Intermediate Half Marathon Plan). So I have to be running a minimum of 3 miles easy by then. I would love to finish this half at 2.5 hours which is 11:27 pace. Another reason to hit it.
I looked back and on July 4, 2012 I ran 5 miles. I was also reading the book, Born To Run back then too.
Great read if you haven’t picked it up yet.
Have you ever had a bad running day and if so what did you do to bounce back?