Yesterday’s 10 + today’s 5 + sweaty eyes

All of the Boston runners are making me very jealous. Good luck to all of you!

Pacers playoff game tonight…I’m a little excited.

Took the last two days off to let my body recover (or just to be lazy).

Tempo 9 at 6:43 pace.

No complaints this weekend, except that it’s almost over.

Another amazing breakfast followed by nine miles.

Saturday mornings are the best.

I’ll probably run later…probably.

Edit: I ran 4 miles. Not as fun as my morning.

I ran in a local 5K yesterday. I PR’d, although I feel like I could have done better.  I feel like that’s been a pretty accurate summary of this whole season so far.  Also, the :01 is infuriating to me.  

5for5 PR Update:

10K:

Old - 42:53 (2011)

New - 39:22 (2014)

4 mile:

Old - 26:12 (2013)

New - 24:45 (2014)

8K:

Old - No current PR

New - 30:49 (2014)

5K

Old - 20:36 (2012)

New - 19:01 (2014)

13.1: 

Old - 1:29:41 (2013)

New - TBD on May 3

I didn’t talk myself out of any training runs this week. I think a lot of that is due to my eating being better this week. It’s so much easier to run when you don’t feel sluggish from a horrible diet.
The Mini is less than a month away.
Lots of errands to run today. Enjoy your Sunday!

I didn’t talk myself out of any training runs this week. I think a lot of that is due to my eating being better this week. It’s so much easier to run when you don’t feel sluggish from a horrible diet.

The Mini is less than a month away.

Lots of errands to run today. Enjoy your Sunday!

Tempo 7 

Other than during races, I haven’t really pushed myself much lately.

Skipped speed work session here, missed tempo run there…just not as dedicated as I’ve been in the past.

Not today. This was pretty brutal.

Warm-up: 8:38
1. 6:43
2. 6:36
3. 6:46
4. 6:44
5. 6:42
6. 6:41
7. 6:43
Cool down: 8:33
Average tempo pace of 6:42

Oh, and another pic of me and Amy at the Bean. Because…well, I miss her.

Impromptu 5K race next Thursday after work.

As you can see, it’s been quite some time since I’ve raced this distance. I think it’s time to finally go sub 20 mins.

 I love racing.

Pictures from today’s 8 miles.

20+ MPH winds weren’t helping anything, but it’s hard to complain when it’s this gorgeous outside.

Dinner time.

Today’s run: Recovery 4.

Today’s lunch: Eggs, spinach, black beans, a little cheese and salsa on a whole wheat wrap.

Struggle face from the race yesterday.