Last weekend I was in PA for a baby shower and decided to run another 5k Saturday morning. I’d love a cool, flat 5k but it was not in the cards. The sun came out strong as we lined up.
But the course was fun, and it was a more competitive group than the last two I ran, so I had several runners to chase and ran a bit stronger- around 20:39, by my watch. I’ll take that!
I’ve had fun winging it lately. I didn’t run the half marathon that was on my calendar early September, and since then I’ve been doing what I feel like… running a few 5ks for fun with no real plan for the fall.
I did test out my grumpy knee with a longer run yesterday (13) and it was fine, so although I’ve lost a few weeks of training, I’d still like to fit in one or two halfs this fall.
It looks like the marathon will likely have to wait for another season. I’m okay with that. I ran fall and spring marathons last year which is more than usual for me, so I’m due for a cut back season soon. There is a marathon I had my eye on for November but the farthest I’ve run is 16 so it’s probably not going to happen!
I’m considering the Rise, Run Retreat meet up with Lindsey Hein early November, combined with the Seacoast half. Is anyone else planning to be there?
I may also run the Jersey Shore half by the shore in two weeks for fun. Just rolling with this fall and we’ll see what happens!
Have you run the Seacoast half or Jersey Shore half? Thoughts?
Have you had a season of winging it?