Coming off the binge of Reese's Peanut Butter cups yesterday feels good. They tasted great, but it's time to train. All during my run today, my thoughts were on racing. I miss it. I will WATCH the NYC marathon this weekend, for the first time since 2014. Looking ahead, my thoughts of racing include the NYC Half in March, a spring marathon, and my part of the Franklin Lakes Triathlon. I need to run fast again and compete. Once I am game ready, I will try to squeeze in a race, I'll let you know.
Today's run was a progressive 5 miler. I am still sore from the workout I did on Monday, but the running definitely loosened that up. After about the first mile or so, I was feeling smooth. Here are the splits from my run.
Mile 1- 8:31
Mile 2- 8:19
Mile 3- 8:10
Mile 4- 7:35
Mile 5- 7:00
I'm happy to run and get it done early in the day. It's also time to start stretching these runs out and build 6, 7, 8, etc. miles. Once I lose a couple pounds from the healthy eating and the cross training, I think I will start to see some serious fitness gains.