Jeff’s Post – Faster Friday!
Tomorrow, I’m running my first 5k since June. It feels like I’ve done more races since then but when I look back there have only been three (a ½ Marathon and 2 Full Marathons). I’m not a huge fan of the 5k. I’m competitive so I tend to push myself so hard that I’m basically uncomfortable the whole race. The 5k tomorrow does have a special place in my heart though. It was really my first competitive 5k and I won 1st place in my AG. It is a smaller race and the competition wasn’t that tough but it did make me feel like I belonged and could compete on some level. It began my obsession with running.
I’m not sure what kind of time I will get tomorrow. I want a good showing but I won’t be disappointed if I don’t have a great time. I’ve been concentrating on distance running for so long that I know I have slowed down a bit. Today I started what I hope will become a habit “Faster Friday”. I ran 6 miles on the treadmill with increasing speeds from mile 3 thru 6. I ran the last mile at a 6:30 pace. It really felt good to go fast again!
Have a great day and run fast at the end – It feels good!!