Yay! Another 5 by the 5th month in the books! I didn’t actually get to run a 5k “race” this month, as the five days fell Monday-Friday, and I had a race Saturday. But I did an interval run on Tuesday and pulled my 5k time from there, approximately 23:35.
Next month is my goal 5k race, where I hope to get sub-20. The 5k happens to fall on May 4th, so it will also count for this series. Yikes… May in Texas is brutal, I’m already nervous…
Here’s a little about this month’s prizes. I met the owner of Better than Boys at a local half marathon this fall, and she generously offered to share a shirt. Her talented 8 year old daughter inspired her to start this line, as she was constantly outperforming the boys in soccer. Check out the website to see the full line of her cute tees, decal and jewelry! Winner: Farrah
Injinji offered two pairs of socks. These were the first toe socks that I’ve ever worn on a run, and I was surprised at how comfortable they were. The socks are designed to help prevent blisters by separating your toes with lightweight, breathable fabric. Have you tried these? Winners: Janet S and Julie G
And finally, a pair of Brooks shoes. My favorites are the Glycerin. I wore them in most of my fall races, and continue to keep a pair in my shoe rotation. Winner: Christa J.
I’m also linking up with Miss Zippy to share my best run from last week.
I don’t often stop to recap one run. If you want to play along, link up at her blog!
Since I’m finally becoming more consistent with interval training, they are becoming my favorite run(s) of the week. I get nervous and even dread them some days, but I really do enjoy pushing myself and love how accomplished I feel afterward.
Tuesday I planned 5 x 1000m at just faster than 5k pace. Unfortunately, the local track is only available for groups (my running group has access on Thursday nights) so I was on my own.
I headed down a local path with minimal street crossings, and started with a 2 mile warm up and then set out. They were each about .65 mile and came in at 6:33, 6:32, 6:29, 6:28 and 6:25. I was hoping to hit all 5 around 6:25 pace, but with the wind and underpasses, I was happy with it. And it was a nice, cool morning which is always a treat in Houston.
A close second was my 4 mile race on Saturday…. that was was a little warmer. Recap will be up tomorrow!