This week has been great for running, up until today. Sunday, like I previously mentioned, I had a good long run. I felt good and I didn't hurt after.
Tuesday I did a 5 mile run with an average pace of 9:28 per mile.
Yesterday though...I went out with one thing in mind. I had 3 miles on the training schedule and I wanted to test a theory. I feel like I suck at racing and perform better when I'm running on my own. For some reason or another my race times are never impressive to me (or anyone for that matter) and I am still not exactly sure what or who to blame for that other than myself. SO back to the 3 miles I had on the schedule. I figured I would round it to an even 5k. That way I can see how well I can do. My best 5k time was the Race for the Light 5k I did back in December that resulted with a 29:37 for chip time and a 9:32 pace.
Here are my lap times for yesterday:
I had an 8:37 minute mile! I don't think I've ran that fast since grade school. So if you look at the numbers closely, I did a 5k at home, on my normal route, with no encouragement in 27:17.
What is the deal with this? At least now I know to push myself harder at 5k's.
Today's run was hard though. My legs are exhausted and I think my new shoes are taking their toll on me. With them being a more minimalist shoe, my muscles are so tired. My legs felt dead. Now I have a couple rest days and then my long run on Sunday again. Here's hoping it goes as well as the last one did.