So, today’s run. It was just supposed to be a shake the cobwebs out kind of run. I haven’t run in more than two weeks, first due to injury then illness. So when the sun spontaneously showed up this afternoon (following a cold morning/early afternoon of monsoon rain, and even flakes of snow at one point) I decided it was the perfect opportunity for a light, easy 5 km out and back. And if all went well, tomorrow I would start back with my proper training.
It was a good plan, in theory, but, well, you’ve kind of got to follow through with it in order for it to work 😉
You see, the thing is, my friends, I hadn’t run in two weeks – two weeks! And you see, I kinda, sorta have this whole second annual sibling rivalry run in two weeks – two weeks! Do you see what I’m getting at? The sun was shining. My sneakers were hugging my feet perfectly. My head was in the optimal state. The competitive juices, they were a flowing!
Plus, I wanted to see how fast my legs would go for 5 km… they went 1 minute 12 seconds slower than my fastest 5 km pre-pregnancy. Boo 🙁
Big Ring, bless his dear husbandly heart, reminded me that I haven’t run in two weeks and that I’ve been sick for more than a week, and that I’m still not 100 per cent better. And he’s not wrong; I’ve still got gooey goobers clogging my nostrils. But, well, competitive me is back, and today’s time is not the time I’m aiming for.
For the most part I felt pretty good on the run. There were a couple stitches in my side, a bit of heavy huffing and puffing, and a little pukey overexertion near the end, but there was no calf pain, and I’m pretty sure my energy was not impeded by the effects of illness. And so, I know I can do better.
And I will!
- 4:30 p.m. BG before: 5.6
- Temp. basal: none
- Carbs: 18 grams, no bolus (1/2 apple with spoonful of peanut butter)
- Distance: 5 km
- Time: 28:30
- Average pace: 5:41 min/km
- 6 p.m. BG after 3.7
New goal: 5 km in 26 minutes!!!