I just felt like running.
Jeff over at Detroit Runner decided back in January to host a virtual 5K. He put a lot of time and effort into organizing this and he was hopeful that a few runners would even show up in person in his hood in Dee-troit to run. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate (big surprise) and I think a lot of runners even took to the treadmill. Yes, it was that miserable.
It was a step back week last week on my training schedule so I only had 7 miles (at race pace) planned for my long run. My running buddy asked if I wanted to run our long run on Thursday due to the possibility of rain on Saturday and I agreed. Thus, we ran 7 miles Thursday morning. It ended up not being race pace because of the slick conditions on the trail we ran. (Note to self: ice chunks do not crush under foot and may cause you to roll your ankle. Why did it take you three times to learn this?) Nonetheless, we got in our 7 miles. (She subsequently has gotten the flu -- the one that seems to have knocked a lot of you out for a few days.)
I woke up Saturday morning and expected it to be raining since it rained all day Friday, but it wasn't. I just felt like running so I quickly got dressed and no sooner did I back out of my driveway when it started to snow. Oh well. I met the running group with plans of running 3.1 miles. Even though I had heavy legs from doing a spinning class the day before and icy snow was pelting me in the eyes, I finished with 5.2 miles. It was hard fought though and I was pretty much cursing the whole time.
Why is it that sometimes the shorter runs knock you down more than the longer runs?
Anyway, I meant to 1) take pictures of me running and 2) look at my time at 3.1 miles but I failed on both of those things. I never remember to take pictures. I need to get better at this as it makes blogging more personal.
If I calculate my time from my Garmin splits then my 5K time was 30:28.
Thanks Jeff for organizing such a great virtual 5K. Sorry Mother Nature wasn't cooperative.