Yesterday I ran my first race of 2015, my first race in 6 months, the Barlowe Bolt 5K! This is my second time running this race, you can see last year’s race review here….It felt great to stretch out my legs and a great confidence booster to push the pace a bit! I was able to maintain a respectable 7:45 pace, by far the fastest I’ve ran since before my injury, and even took 1st place overall female in this small community organized race! 🙂
We had an out of nowhere, first day of Spring, snow day on Friday so it was still uncomfortably cold at the 7 am race start time. Luckily they were offering free coffee for runners! I always appreciate free coffee! I also thought it was pretty cool that they now made the race stroller and dog friendly too! My friend’s Wiener dog, Rocket, ran a 35 minute race (with a poop break!!)…impressive for a guy with 1 inch legs! Next year they plan on advertising the race as dog friendly, which hopefully will attract more runners to the race. This race is one of the biggest annual fundraisers for “Friends of Olde Mill” to build a new neighborhood playground. They’ve finally reach 20K of their 50K fundraising goal, and plan on breaking ground next month!
Not only did I run my first race of 2015 this week, I also ran my first long run of 2015 this week! Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good training week!! We had a few days with perfect weather, which gave me the chance to get off the treadmill and run outside! I’m looking forward to more running outside and more Spring races!
My weekly run-down…
- Monday-6 miles (At the Park)
- Wednesday- 6.1 mles (At the Park)
- Friday-6 miles (Treadmill)
- Saturday-5K + 3 miles (At the Park)
- Sunday-10 miles (At the Park) + 1.25 miles (Around the Neighboorhood with Ilana)
- Total Weekly Distance: 35.45 miles
- Total 2015 Miles Distance: 190.57 miles
A new favorite: I started tracking more details about my daily runs in my Runner’s Diary so I can make tweaks/improvements as needed!
How was your week? Any cool races this weekend?!? How do you log/track your mileage? Are you as excited as I am that the weather is finally warming up?!?!