I managed to set a new 5K PR this week!
3.11 miles in 26.22 minutes
After injuring myself over the summer, I decided to slow down my training runs to protect my legs. I think I may have been over-training and running too hard on every single run. But now that my legs are stronger, it’s time to add a lil’ speed into my training again.
And my splits:
I ran my last mile in 8 minutes. If I were to qualify for the Boston Marathon, I would have to maintain approximately this pace (or faster!) for 26.2 miles. Yikes! I salute all of you BQ’ers.
This weekend I finally watched Spirit of the Marathon. The film follows the journeys of several runners-both elite competitors and recreational runners-as they prepare for the Chicago Marathon. You learn a little history of the marathon race along the way, and can really connect with the runners-especially if you have ever trained for a big race! I thought the film started a little uncomfortable though, as it opens up with video footage of runners wobbling, hobbling and falling to the finish line. I get that they wanted to emphasize the difficulty of the marathon distance, but it isn’t a great way to set up a film to inspire. The runners themselves, however, were interesting and inspiring-it was exciting to see them to the finish line!
In other news…
The New York City Marathon opened it’s registration for the 2014 race! The NYRRs offered a cyber-Monday discount to register for the non-guaranteed entry in to the race. I put my name in the lottery for the second year in a row. I obviously didn’t get in this year, but how does the saying go? First the worst, second the best? I won’t know until late March, but maybe this will be my lucky year-fingers crossed!
Anyone else wanting to run the 2014 NYC marathon??