Today was a bit of an off week because of my return to school and Max’s broken leg issue. I did manage to get some workouts in. Also, I current teach a class of phys ed to my class every day so I am getting *some* workouts in at school. The two hours I waste sitting in traffic has definitely put a damper on things!
Sunday – 3K run
On Sunday, I set out to run 3K while Max was having his bedtime milk. Because the days are getting shorter, the days of going out after Max has gone to bed are pretty much over. I’ve said numerous times that I do not go out running in the dark, and that is probably not going to change anytime soon unless I find a running friend in the area. I might start going to the gym and running on the treadmill though. Anyways, I made it a quick 3K in my usual route. I ran the 3K in 16:25 which is fairly fast. My splits were: 5:32, 5:38 and 5:15. I did have to stop at the traffic lights. It was an ok run for me – I am definitely feeling more comfortable running in the 5:30 pace.
Monday – 15KM bike ride
We planned on meeting up with some friends at a park and decided to bike there. This bike ride was really really slow. So slow that I could run faster than how fast I biked. We did the ride in about 1:20. Some of our KM splits were super slow. But it was just a leisurely bike ride for us.
Thursday – 5K run
P took Max to Home Depot for a lil boy shopping time, which meant I was free to go and do a run. It was a crisp, cool night which meant I wasn’t dying of humidity, YAY! I set out to do 5K. I did not go fast, but concentrated on doing a steady pace. I hovered at the 5:50 pace, which was feeling really, really good. Definitely feeling very comfortable at that pace. I completed the run in 29:31 with splits 6:19, 5:43, 5:49, 6:08 and 5:31 (the 6’s are from the stop light as usual). Again, a very comfortable run for me!
The plan this weekend is to run the MEC Road Race at Mooney’s Bay on Sunday. I am planning on running the 5K – the last 400m is on the track, which should be fun! Feel free to join me if you want – the MEC races are great little races!