For the past six weeks, I have been running consistently for four days a week including the Saturday runs. What I realized through all of this training, is that I have been doing it all wrong. So I have decided to start completely over and change my entire training strategy. I am no longer setting goal races or goal times. I have come down with a little cold, so I am going to start my new training plan next week. I don’t have any big races planned for a while so I will have plenty of time to train for my normal races. I am a little behind on my blog post so I am going to group all of my runs from the past few weeks together in this post.
Tanger Fit For A Cure
October 13, 2018
I missed this race last year because I was in teacher training so I was glad to be able to participate this year. I first ran this race back in 2016 and loved it! It goes to a great cause and they are always super organized. They also give finisher medals and always have really neat shirts. I was disappointed in their shirts for this year though, because they were no longer Under Armour as they were the year I ran it. I also forget about the hills that you have to face in the beginning and end of the race. Therefore, I took off way to fast and sprinted up the first hill as fast as I could which set the tone for the rest of the race. By the time I was making my way back to the finish line, I had no energy left in me. I finished in 34:19 and was 11 out of 43 in my age group. I consider that a great placement since it is such a big event. The whole family ran the race this year so everyone got to go home with medals.
Run Your Tail Off 5K
I don’t typically run a 5K twice in one weekend but I always make an exception when a race supports a great cause. In this case it went towards dogs, which I have a big heart for so I decided this one was a must. I didn’t expect to do that great because it is ran along a greenway that I use to train on and I have never been able to get a good clock time there. I probably won’t run anymore races there for awhile. I would rather do some that I have never done before to mix things up. I ended up finishing in 35:43 and was 6 out of 11 in my age group.
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon 5K
October 20, 2018
I almost registered for the mini marathon (half marathon) for this race. However, I saw the medal for the 5K and loved it more so I signed up for the 5K instead. I made the right decision to just do the 5K because I would have been miserable doing the half and then having to drive home. The 5K was on Saturday and the half on Sunday. The 5K was in a great new up and coming area inland of Myrtle Beach. It was a flat and fast course which I was excited about. The week leading up to the race, the weather was saying it would be in the 50’s, however it ended up being hot and humid. They called that one wrong. I was sweating before I even got to the start line. It was an extremely flat course so I was disappointed there was no cool weather to go along with it. I always do better in the cold. I finished in 35:50 and was 14 out of 31 in my age group.
I’m not sure what races I will be doing in November but I am sure I will find some good ones to run. Hope to see you all soon!