Thursday, April 3, 2014
Slowly I Turn
I warmed up with two slow miles, and then stopped and stood around at the corner of 13th & Howard - by the Tour Bike Depot - for about 3 minutes to simulate the starting line at a race. Then I simulated a race start for 5 miles, stopped, and then ran a final sixth mile at 5K pace, before two final cool down miles.
Downtown Omaha is fairly hilly, and even though I had a couple of one mile climbs of 100 ft during the workout, I tried to avoid the really large hills for this run. Overall I held pace fairly well without pushing it too much. And on a flat course, I think I could have eased into a 6:20 or so without too much trouble at all.
The biggest problem right now is I need to get my diet back under control. Plus, I'm really struggling to keep up my core program. I'm still doing it about 3-4 days per week, but have slipped a little more than I need to, and it's really showing up late in runs with poor posture.
But all in all today's run was a good morale booster. I'm still not anywhere close to where I wanted to be for this upcoming race, but hopefully I won't be an embarrassment. Hope your week is going well!
... be great today!