AM: RUN, WALK, AND ROLL 5k in 17:34
3 up/2.25 down
Decent effort today. Getting my mileage back up, so I figured I would be slugglish. I wasn't too much. I drove about 40 minutes with my new running buddies. We got there in plenty of time to warm up. Scoped out the course, which was an out and back with some unfortunate turns onto and off from sidewalks but not terrible.
We warmed up 3 miles. Did some light stretching and strides. We got started RIGHT ON TIME. They yelled "go!" and I got jammed in to a bunch of the overzelous and underfit. Jonathan took off. Leo was in front of me but I caught up to him. Things thinned out from there. First mile was fine. Mile 2 was slow with the left-hand turn over the sidewalk and up a short grade. I was ahead of Leo but he came back and we ran together for a while. Hit the turn around and came back up a short grade on a path that caused me to start to fade. I picked it back up a bit after 2 miles (11:13 was the split I heard) but kind of coasted. Wasn't completely into it today but I didn't dog it either. Definitely warmer and more humid than the 5k we did a few weeks ago.
I'll get my faster legs and ability to hold sub-5:30 pace once I man up (to use a phrase I don't care for) and I get into some track workouts. I had a very good week of running this week and felt normal again. Plenty of time to get in a solid training block and run a big 10k PR on August 1. Just need to be patient.
5:32, 5:48, 5:42, 31.3
PM: Treadmill - 5 miles slow. HR 134. Core work and light stretching.
Decided to run next to Megan in the air conditioning. The humidity has come in and I didn't feel like making up a random route. I was somewhat confused when my watch starting autolapping (forgot to turn it off after the race), but it has built in accelerometer. It's pretty far off but I think the cadence is pretty close.