Today marks (only) the FIFTH time since the half marathon in December that I have actually ran. *sigh* I guess not running lately has been a mixture of wanting to rid myself of any lingering shin splints and IT band issues and being a little lazy (ok, a lot). I can't stand being uncomfortable and in pain so wanting to rest was a big part of my absence. In addition to that...I like sleeping in during the winter.
All of that is over and done, however, because today marked a mile stone. I ran a mile in 11:12 and 1.25 miles in 14:00. My PR was set at the first 5K I did last March; finished in 34:29 which is roughly an 11:06 pace. But today...after not setting shoes to pavement regularly for almost 2 months...I did just over an 11 minute mile! I signed up for my February race which will be on the 19th. It's called the Las Vegas 2011 Fat Boy 5K. Hahahahaha. I can't wait! Rumor has it...there will be beer, brats, and donuts after finishing. I hope there is an awesome shirt too!
March will bring the Six Tunnels to Hoover Dam 5K on the 12th and for April I am seriously contemplating doing the Inagural Summerling Half Marathon on the 9th. It sounds so fun! It is limited to 400 people though, I'm just trying to decide if I want to do it or now. Doing it would mean getting back to a set training schedule. Goodbye sleep....goodbye life....but on the other hand....HELLO CARBS!! It's just in over 2 months too...that's another factor.
*Internal dialogue* I don't know...I want to do it, but I know what a large committment it is to train.
I think I probably will end up doing it. As long as I don't come in last....I'll be fine. : )
This whole goal-setting thing I have made is actually working out!
Here's to 9 more races!