Did you make it through the Savannah recap? Phew. I didn’t realize how long it was until I went back and read it yesterday! I have another race recap for you today, but I promise it’s much shorter. I took Sunday-Tuesday completely off from running after the marathon. The Profession and I took a couple of long walks, but no running! I went for a 2 mile jog on Wednesday and felt surprisingly good.
Our campus 5k, The Bobcat Ramble, was last Saturday, the 14th, and The Professor and I planned on jogging it. I didn’t anticipate being in any condition to race a 5K. It was a “cold” 45 degrees when we got to the race. We did a 1 mile warmup and then met up with some friends at the start line.
I held back on the first 2 miles because I was worried about fading in the last mile. After I crossed the 2nd mile mark, I turned it on. The weather was perfect for running (unlike Savannah) and I passed 7 people in the last mile. It felt great to run a smart race. Unfortunately, the course was short (I don’t know what the deal is with these Milledgeville races!). I crossed the finish line and kept running, full speed ahead. The Professor thought I was nuts, but I really wanted to know what my 5K time would be. I haven’t raced a 5K in over 3 years!
I was really happy about my pace/time. It was a small race, but the organizers did a great job with the planning (other than shorting us 0.2 miles). There were breakfast sandwiches at the finish which was a welcome treat! All 3 of us ran a great race. I was first in my age group, The Professor was third in his age group, and our friend was first in her age group. The College of Business took home all kinds of bling 🙂
Week 1 Post Marathon running totaled 6.1 miles.
Week 2 Post Marathon running totaled 8 miles.
I have 2 more weeks of light mileage and then I plan to pick it back up again. I have 2 more races scheduled for 2015 and a list of ideas for 2016. There won’t be a marathon next year, but I have big plans to PR my half marathon time! The plan is to take it easy in December and January and then start ramping up training for a spring half.
What is your winter running plan?
What spring half marathons do you recommend?