I have a lot to catch up on since I haven't journaled about my training since before Thanksgiving. I did a 5k with my cousins back in November. It was the first 5k I did in about a year! I was a little nervous about my performance but I am pleased with my time of 26:10. My PR is 26:06 which I did last year. We had a really great time though which matters most to me.
I started working on some speed drills during the week and we did a long run of 14 miles a few weeks ago. That was an experience to remember! We weren't able to meet up early that day so we decided to go when my husband got home from work. We met up about 3ish and headed out for our run. We didn't plan it right that day because the days were getting shorter and it was getting darker earlier. Plus, we decided to run on the trail which in most spots is a little secluded. As we were hitting mile 9 or 10 the sun was almost down and we were starting to push ourselves faster and faster to beat the dark. But we didn't make it and we were running out of steam. Getting more nervous by the minute, my running buddy, S, decided she would look out to the left and I was assigned the right LOL. It's funny now, but it wasn't then. We did joke at the end that, we'd have that night to remember for a long time. Thank God, we did make it back safely.
It worked out in our training schedule that our next long run was the OUC Half Marathon. My personal goal was to do it in under 2 1/2 hrs. I did the Disney Princess Half back in March but didn't do it for a time and just had fun with the whole experience of dressing up in costume and being with a group of friends. So I was pleased when I finished this half in 2:19! Can't imagine that in Feb. we'll be doing double the distance!
So tonight is fearsome cold out but I'm still going out for my run. I'm going to try and brave it for as long as I can. I think it's in the 40's right now.
Now it's evening. I did go for my run. It was freezing! But I felt really good for most of it. My plantar is still bothering me some. It was doing great until I wore these shoes on Saturday that messed up my foot. That's what I get for wearing shoes without support. But I know that the night sock is going to help tremendously. Just like everything else in life, I need to be consistent for it to do it's job.
Well goodnight! Until the next run...