Monday - rest day
Tuesday - rest day
Wednesday - 30 minutes of lap swimming.
Thursday - Easy 2 mile run w/ Lucy. My first run since the Gold Rush 100k. I've been tossing around the idea of running the Folsom Run w/ Nature 5k on Saturday and wanted to see what my legs feel like when I run. Turns out, they feel pretty good!
Friday - rest day.
Saturday - The 2nd 5k race I ever ran was the 2006 Folsom Run with Nature. It's a Folsom tradition and this was its 30th annual occurrence. In 2006, I finished in 33:41, a 10:51 min/mile pace. I remember being upset at missing my goal of finishing under 30 minutes (I later found that I likely would have achieved my goal, since at the time, the course was nearly a half mile long). Missing this goal only strengthened my resolve and inspired me to focus on how to train properly. At that time, I never imagined where running would take me.
Though the course and venue have since changed, the race continues to be an extremely well run, family friendly event. I woke up at 7 am, grabbed some oatmeal, headed over to the race venue, and registered myself. There was a bit of a delay to the start, due to a small grass fire in the vicinity of the course. The FD was on top of things and at ~9:15 am, we were off!
The course has a fairly steep downhill start, runs a small loop, and then returns back uphill for a modified out and back route.
Mile 1: 6:15
Mile 2: 7:06
Mile 3: 7:58
Last ".1": 5:50/mile pace
Official time: 21:23, 6:54 min/mile, good for 2nd place in the 30-39 age group and 11th place out of 432 finishers.
|2nd place age group medal, free car wash, and a $20 Fleet Feet gift certificate! :)|
|Gave some (much needed) TLC to the yard after the race!|
Sunday - rest day.
Weekly Totals: 5.2 miles; +423 ft.