I Ran 3 Miles; Am I Ready For A 5K?
I experience a major victory the other day. I ran for 3 miles. Yep, I ran a 5K, sans the race atmosphere. So I’m ready for an actual race right? Maybe. I had a big advantage on New Year’s Day that led to my longest run to date.
Yesterday, for my birthday, I went for a 3-mile run 3…and failed miserably.
I ended up going 1.75 miles. Initially I told myself it was the wind and cold that stopped me. Then I thought my legs were just tired. After all I had an intense lower body workout with my trainer that morning.
Sigh…I have to call BS on myself.
I think the real reason was the terrain. I chose a different path yesterday — one that was mostly flat. On New Year’s Day, my path was mostly down hill. D’oh!
When I realized that, I felt like I cheated a little. Let’s face it, no 5K race is all down hill.
Winter Training Here I Come
Nonetheless I still ran a 5K. It wasn’t all down hill. Chunks were on flat ground. I’m still counting it as a victory. Now I know I have it in me to run long distance. So the training continues — in snow and cold. Perfect for going slow and focusing on improving my form before the Brambleton Ribbon Run.