After three stagnant years…a PR!
I could not have been more happy with yesterday’s run.
After a twisted ankle, one week fully off to let it heal, and a week at half my regular volume and only one good workout I ran the Cobblers For a Cause 5k Run/Walk and Kids 1 mile yesterday morning.
It was possibly my warmest run of the year thus far. The first mile I was running with a 13 year old. This lady is going to be CRAZY fast when she grows up!
I can’t quite remember what the time was when I crossed the line, but I remember it was under 18:36, Strava suggests 18:20..so we’ll go with that.
Even if it would have been an 18:37, I’d be super stoked. It was hot and I ran it solo. Boy that uphill last 1.5 with a tailwind was warm!
This is a sign of FINALLY some improvements should start showing themselves in my running. I’ve ran more volume and more consistently in the last 5 months than I ever have.
Thank you to Lynn Paulson for putting this event on. Most of the entry fee went to support student activities at Central High School, where Desi teaches. But a portion of the entry was also to go to a cause of our choice. Thanks to other race sponsors: Nucleo Fitness, Rapid City Subway & Pizza Ranch for post race food, The Runner’s Shop for giftcards to 1st place M&F in which I purchased a couple pairs of new shorts, Colonial House Restaurant and Bar for the gift card my wife won through the name drawings and we’ll probably go there for breakfast today, the Cobbler Drum Line for one of the coolest pre-race performances ever (those students are so B.A.), and all the other local people/businesses who supported the event!