This is going to have to be a quick post because I need to get more than 6 hours of sleep, which is all I got last night. (This 11 p.m. sunset makes me forget what time it really is!)
Wednesday morning I did a short 3 mile run, but I was dying. I started to feel really fatigued and sluggish after a mile. I am pretty certain I was low on energy because I started to get light-headed. No good but glad it was only 3 miles.
Wednesday night Craig and I ran the Boston Strong 5K Run in Anchorage. I was a small low-key event, but I didn’t mind. It was still fun!
I didn’t really know what to expect from my body (and hamstring in particular) during the 5K because I honestly can’t tell you the last time I ran fast—maybe last September!?! I decided I’d try to run a low-7:00 minutes/mile pace and see how I felt.
Well, it was a (very) small field, so I got competitive and started towards the front since the leaders didn’t take it out too fast. I tried to maintain a consistent pace throughout the race and surprised myself by running an overall average pace of 6:55 minutes/mile, so I was happy about that.
Distance: 3.08 miles (according to the Garmin)
Pace: 6:55 minutes/mile
Overall place: 3rd
Place for the women: 2nd
It was fun to get out and chat with other runners who were at the Boston Marathon. And now that I have one fast run under my belt, I’m looking forward to getting some speed sessions back in my training.