Ran the hilly Fox Trot in Elgin yesterday morning. 26:26 was my time which was more than 30 seconds slower than my 5k last weekend. :( At least my running group all looked great in our new running shirts!
Now, I need to find motivation to run long runs and get moving faster during my shorter runs. Hoping for a better week of running and a 5k time back in the 25 minute range next weekend.
25:48 for my first 5K of 2012, I will take it! I finished 23 out of 114 runners, so in the top quarter! Yeah! It was a great course with a couple rolling hills. My only complaint would be the 85 degree temps and a 9am start.
My goal is 25 flat this summer, which I know I can achieve. My question to all you runners out there… Is it better to just start out fast and slow down over the miles or try to do even splits? Also, what is the best way to train to run faster? I am starting to feel like a real runner these days!