Workout: Couch to 5K Week 8 Day 3 + walk/jog until 6.5 miles
Diet: Hmm …
I got myself up early so I could run before it got too hot. It was very foggy and cool. Ideal running conditions.
I started with the C25K 28 minute run. I don’t know exactly what happened, but I was running faster than I ever had and it felt good!
I am by no means speedy.
In fact, I am downright slow. Since I started running again, my long run averages about 12-13 minutes per mile. However, yesterday I ran the 28 minutes averaging about an 11:30 pace and it was awesome! The other 3.5 miles were walk/run. I had to walk a little more often probably because I went out too fast for the first three.
On another note, I tried compression socks for the first time post-run. Apparently they stimulate blood flow and cut recovery time. I’m all about reducing soreness, so I decided to buy a cheap pair from Amazon, to see if they work for me. A good Runner’s World article about compression can be found here.
It could be partly a placebo effect or maybe my body is just recovering faster from long runs, but I don’t feel that sore today. Yay!
Six days until the 10K! I reevaluated my goals. My main goal is to finish feeling strong. I would be lying if I didn’t say I did have time goals though, but I’ll keep them to myself until after the race.