I was thinking today about what my weakest triathlon leg is. Definitely a tie between biking and running. That’s good. In a race that is 51.5 kilometers, I’m only good at 1.5 kilometers. So, I’m good at 3% of the race (distance wise.) This is probably not a good line of thinking…
I did my best time on a 5K on Saturday at the Harvest Dreams 5K race, around 31:20 (about 10:45 minute miles, the first time I’ve run a race splitting under 11 minute miles!) As an added benefit, race proceeds went to the I Have a Dream Foundation…check it out!
I did a treadmill run with Braxton last night. It was nice to be able to run together when both of us could keep a good pace for our abilities. Braxton came up with a short workout that was 5 minutes at a comfortable pace, then moving the treadmill speed up 7 notches, then backing it down two notches every minute back to the original pace for 5 minutes. Repeating for just over 30 minutes. (I think I have that right…I goofed it up the first time!) I’ve never run at a pace under 9 min. miles EVER, but I tell you what, just doing 1 minute at about 8.5 min. miles pace makes running at a 10 min. mile pace seen like cake. I think I’ll have to try that workout again!
Tonight I did about a 5K in my hilly neighborhood. I had zero motivation and had to tell myself that I’d just do about 10 minutes and if I felt okay, I could keep going. If not, I could quit. Of course I didn’t want to quit, it was just a matter of starting. I walked the uphills since that is my plan for the HyVee Triathlon…except for the uphill at the end. I’m definitely going to run that since I don’t want to walk in front of so many people. And the finisher pix camera. ha.
To celebrate actually getting off my butt, I decided to sip a glass of rose while watching the Olympics (I’ve managed to avoid swimming spoilers today!) with Ernie and Abbey Gayle. And PHELPS JUST WON! Perfect evening.