This week and running

So after my 29:03 5K fun run/race on the weekend I decided it might be time to pick up the pace on my “training runs”. Basically all I run anymore are 5k’s on my own and I have been taking it easy, but really not getting out with any regularity. Sometimes I get out twice in a week, sometimes (like before this race) I get out once miss three weeks then get out again once…

I know I need to run about 3-4 times/week to experience any real benefit from it, and would like to get back onto a training plan for a real goal, however for now I’ve decided if I can run sub 30 on a 5k fun run with next-to-no-training, then I can probably swing my 30 minute 5k’s again on a regular basis. So, I ran the next day and did a 30:21, it felt good. Ankle felt a little stiff and achy, but otherwise good. Unfortunately, life got in the way all week and I didn’t make it out again until today, (my start to my new three day weekends!) So it looks like my 3 runs/week might just be happening on F, Sa, Su. With an extra in there mid-week when I can manage it.

So today’s run: Granted it was mostly downhill, but my flat/slightly uphill sections were also VERY windy… I ran a 28:23 5K!!! (Faster than my race on Sunday!)

Even more exciting, no taping of the ankle and ZERO pain!!! Woohoo!!!

About Trish

family legacy curator, social justice advocate, blogger, amateur photographer, reader, cyclist, runner & swimmer, mom of two