So here we are on the third Saturday of May, just one week distant from last week’s blistering 5k and three weeks distant from a half-marathon. As a runner I’ve been in a little bit of a down season, but over the last couple of weeks have really been trying to change all that. If running was one of the other sports, I would say that I am in a rebuilding season – and that is what I am in. It seems that year 5 of my running career had more lows than highs.
But I am encouraged. I ran 16 miles this week and only one of those runs was at a pace slower than a 9:00/mile – and that was on purpose, because it was the longest run of the four. All the other runs were under an 8:40 with today’s short 3 miler clocking in at an 8:34/mile pace. I really want to see these short runs under an 8:30 pace and get the long runs under a 9:00 pace. I think that I am on the right track at the moment and really plan to continue this through the summer so that I can be strong in the fall. I have one race planned for the end of the summer – it’s a 5K and depending on where we move, I would like to get a longer effort in as well. The key is to keep on keeping on. I am a runner – running is what I do. Pressing On!