While this run was slower than the last, I felt strong. I think part of my slowness was the sore legs … it’s always good during training to try and run two days in a row, because running that second day on sore (torn muscle) legs helps to make them stronger.
I also made it 2.94 miles, which means my training is basically set. The 5k is only 3.1 miles, so I don’t need to do much farther for training. I think I can manage .16 miles extra during race day. I’m going to continue with running my 28 minutes over this week, and probably hit 30 minutes on Sunday, then have a slow, relaxing run on Wednesday just to keep me ready to go. Even though it’s just 3.1 miles, I’m going to try and stay as hydrated and as well-nourished as I can. At the very least, maybe that’ll inspire me to do that all the time!