I ran a 5k this morning. It was one of my worst 5ks ever. I woke up with a sore right arm. I have no idea what I did to it and didn’t know if I was going to be able to drive 30 min. to the run. Fortunately it got better when I got to the run and started warming up. It was a little uncomfortable running with that arm. It was hot and humid this morning and I felt like a turtle. I got a long way to get my speed back on the track. I felt more distracted than usual during the run this morning. Your mental state affects so much of your running and health. My mental state is bad lately. I worry about a lot of things. I worry about money, my daughter, son, etc…… At least when I’m running hard, I cannot think a whole lot about anything.
After I run a 5k, I usually run another 3 mi. It makes my legs feel better running at an easier pace after the race. Today I felt so slow so after another 3 mi., I did some sprinting.
I wonder how many 5ks I’ve run in total? It would be hard to be exact but I’m guessing about 100+.
|At a 5K Run So Many Years Ago|
I have slowed down. I remember the very first 5k my kids ran. They were about 9 and 10. My daughter was really upset her daddy wouldn’t let her stop at water stops. My kids used to run with me until they got a lot faster than I.
Well my mileage has met the goal this week at least. I’ve put in about 42 mi. total. Tomorrow is rest and Monday is 20-21 mi.