That’s right. It’s a race report. My last report was for my disappointing marathon in 2010. My last actual race was a 10k in June…of 2011. Over three years ago.
Last week, I ran in the Yankee Homecoming 5k. I just re-started running again recently. Recently == June. I knew I could finis, but I knew I wouldn’t be fast. I had no expectations other than just running. Not a lot to report on the race itself. Official race time: 31:15. I came in smack in the middle of other runners and smack in the middle of my gender/age range. As I ran, I remembered something. I like running races. I want to run more races. Which is good since I signed up for a half marathon in October.
I’m now done with Week 1 of training for the half. As one tends toward optimism in Week 1, I’m feeling good. I’m maybe even feeling like I could beat my half marathon PR, but more importantly, I want to get in under two hours. What did she just say? That’s right, you heard me. I just ran a SHORT race with a 10:04 pace and I’m somehow thinking I’m going to run a half marathon with a 9:05 pace in 11 weeks. Clearly, I’m writing this on a runner’s high or something.