Its a cooler day today, and I am not a fan. Give me 85 degrees now! I had a few days off so my legs felt fresh for today's run. I started off with a 5 miler in mind and after the first couple, I decided to make it a progression run of that distance. My splits were the following:
That 7:09 was nice at the end. It made me feel fast again. I'm currently not fast, but it felt better than I have in months. Over the last couple weeks, even though I am running, I feel like I am shuffling around. I need a direction to go with my training. I decided that, in addition to my normal June race in Franklin Lakes, I would add a spring race and bank on it. I am not guaranteed entry, but I put my name in for the lottery of the NYC Half Marathon in March today. I am excited that I have a plan and that time of year is good for me (no soccer!).
I look forward to training through the winter and I will have plenty of time to find a couple fall back races should I not get accepted. For today, I have a plan and will continue to run.
Here is the link to the application:
NYC Half Marathon Lottery Application