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The Hot Chocolate 15k race this past Sunday has kick started another few weeks of racing and I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty excited. I started January off with 5 races and then had no races planned for February. February drove me nuts. My Sundays were filled with sleeping in and it just wasn’t fun. LOL. I kid. I was itching to race though and even contemplated signing up for another marathon in May, but that ended up not happening (thankfully).
So now that race season has come up again, I’m ecstatic. Maybe I’m a little too ecstatic since I shouldn’t have gone all out last weekend because this week, I’m paying the price. My knees ached a bit on Monday so I rested and had fried chicken instead. LOL. I know. I make the best decisions. On Tuesday, I promised a friend I’d go to spin class with her at Cycle Bar. It was a good idea since there’d be less pressure on the joints and I walked out of there drenched in sweat and feeling like I accomplished something. 🙂 Yesterday, I had a nice 4.5 mile run with the run group at Fleet Feet San Diego, but definitely felt my sore joints. I think I might have also pulled a glute. Oops.
Today and tomorrow will most likely be a rest day as I’m hoping to beat another personal record. I don’t have extremely high hopes for this one since I just checked Athlinks for last year’s results and I don’t know how I did it, but I managed to race at a 7:39 min/mile pace for 3.1 miles. I don’t think I’ve ever raced that fast since that day so I’m not sure I can do it again. I have been incorporating more speed work into my training for the past few months, but with my last few races, I don’t feel ready to race my heart out this weekend. I’m going to give it my all and only time will tell. Be on the lookout for my social media posts Sunday morning. 😉
Any tips to run like the wind? To maintain a 7:39 min/mile, that will mean that I have to hit the ground running almost immediately. Any tips to avoid the crowd at the beginning?