Yesterday was so gorgeous we decided to run outside after I got off work. Such a better idea than getting up before the sun today. 🙂
We ran at the park where the 5K will be held on Friday night — just four days away now! I found a map of the course, but we aren’t sure which direction we’ll be running the race, so we ran counter-clockwise last Friday and clockwise yesterday. Because we are so close to the event, we have started tapering our workouts this week. So, full 3.1 miles on Friday reduced to 2.1 yesterday. Tomorrow we will run for 20 minutes.
Although beautiful, yesterday was extremely windy. The longest straight stretch of the course had us directly facing the gale-force winds. Even with that resistance (it felt like running through a swimming pool), we still improved our pace from 10 minutes, 58 seconds per mile to 10 minutes, 16 seconds! Not quite the pace we’re hoping for, but much improved!
On a different note, I ran across this article on Twitter today and wanted to share: “6 Running Myth Busters” from Active.com.
I guess this means we shouldn’t pig out at Olive Garden on Friday before the race, Julie.