After no running for nearly 2 months, reality set in. I dropped down from the half to the 5k. I can honestly say it was the smartest thing I've done in a while.
I finished in 37:12. Not fast, and yes there were some walk breaks, but finished solidly in the middle of the pack. 90/183 women in the 40-49 age group.
I'll take it!
Not a rocket pace, but pleased as my PR for a 10k is 1:01
maybe this run/walk business will work.
For the longer runs I have been pushing in the first half of the run. So today I started by running 6 min walking 2. I was able to do that for 5 intervals and ten switched to the scheduled, run 3 walk 2.
I kept this at 5.5-5.6 mph so I wouldn't feel like I was dying towards the end.
Was definitely tired, but am pleased with my overall effort.
Hooray- the treadmill is fixed. And today is the first run since mid- December due to a huge plantar fasciitis (PF) flare after attempting to play some a friendly parents vs. kids soccer game with my daughter's tream.
At least I think it's PF. It could be heel spurs, but I'll just continue to roll and use my heel inserts. New shoes might help. Currently switching between New Balance 860 v 3 & Altra Torins. The NB are worn, but I'll need to save for the v. 6's. Bonus round- found my missing tube of Nuun so was able to hydrate with that on the treadmill!