Monday, April 8, 2013

5 by the 5th - April

The good news is, I'm getting faster and the 5k's are getting easier.  The bad news is, I'm still doing them on the treadmill because it's still snowing at inconvenient times (like this morning and all of last week).

I keep my sanity in this by reminding myself that in 4 more wake-ups I'll be on vacation and en route to places south where snow and gloom are not on the menu.

Anyway, I submitted a time of 33:59 for my 5k this month.  Broke the 35 minute mark, yay!  It really is getting easier to run longer and faster, and I'm liking the intervals too.

Hopefully next month will be outside in the nice spring weather - I'm not holding my breath - and I'll be able to find an actual organized race to run it it.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Jelly Bean Virtual Race

Over the weekend I did two distances for the Jelly Bean Virtual Race hosted by Run with Jess.  I also caught a pesky sinus cold, but I'm sure one wasn't a result of the other.  Probably.

First up, on Friday I did a 5k on the treadmill.  35:19...not too shabby for treadmill work.  I think I've finally figured out the incline problems too.  Now I just have to remember to set it to zero after I'm done and raise it up before I run.

Sunday I did a 10k out on the river paths kind of by my house.  Kind of chilly but nothing like the race the other weekend.  Time on that one was 1:10:41...pretty good considering I couldn't breath out of my nose.

Taking today and yesterday off from the serious workouts.  It's been really mild weather here so my walk at lunch has been more of a stroll in the sunshine.  Hopefully tomorrow I'm not coughing and then I can pick it up again.

Also, the fact that it's Opening Day for the Toronto Blue Jays has no bearing on missing a workout this evening.

None at all :)