I don’t know about everywhere else, but over the past few days we have had some amazing running weather in Baltimore. I have felt really good on almost all of my runs over the past week. I think its due to a combination of properly recovering from the marathon, getting ART treatment for my leg that was bothering me, and perfect running weather. This week I ran just under 40 miles which I think for me is my sweet spot of weekly mileage. I have started adding some workouts back in and they have felt great! (In a hurt-so-good sort of way.) It’s not often that I experience so many perfect runs. I don’t expect them to be perfect, but when it does happen I try to feel grateful.
Week of 5/25-5/31:
Sunday: 6.13 miles (in Florida) (9:49 pace)
Monday:Rest (travel back from Florida)
Tuesday: 5.17 miles (8:46 pace), PM: 60 mins hot yoga
Thursday: 6.06 miles – Hills (8:56 pace), PM: 75 mins hot yoga
Friday: 12 miles: 2 mi warm up, 3 x 2 miles @ HMP (~8:10) with 1 mi recovery intervals, 2 mi cool down (8:52 pace overall)
Saturday: 7ish miles with no garmin
Total: 39.52 miles
Since I have been feeling good, I decided to sign up for a race this coming Sunday. Its a 6k around the Riverside/Harbor area of Baltimore called 6 Dot Dash. I’ve only run one 6k before and it was 5 years ago, so hopefully I can beat my time!
I also signed up for a 5k on the Sunday of the 4th of July weekend. We are having some family visit and they were interested in doing a race. My sister’s coworker helped to organize this 5k called The Molly Murphy Memorial 5K to raise awareness for anxiety and depression in young adults.
I’m really excited to do some smaller/fun races and see where my speed is! Crossing my fingers running continues to go as well as it has been!
How were your workouts last week?
Anyone else have shorter races coming up?
What are you feeling grateful for lately?