Take those vitamins.
Or college, or parties, or anything really.
Hit me up.
You can’t win ‘em all. Sometimes with running your body doesn’t respond how you want it to.
I made the decision to not wear a watch for this race at the last second, probably cost me the race.
I went out in the lead at 5:14 with another runner. My goal pace for the first mile was 5:05-10. I was slow from the start, when we hit the mile marker he took off and I went with him but then my legs just had trouble keeping any faster of a pace.
Went through the two mile at 10:28 (5:14) and he was about 3-5 seconds in front of me at this point and just kept pulling away. I just couldn’t respond to an attack. Not surprising for multiple reasons. 1. I’m a middle distance runner. 2. My mileage isn’t up that high at all at this point in my training.
I ran the last mile in 5:14 and finished with a 16:17. Splits were: 5:14, 5:14, 5:14. Not too bad of a time considering it was 88 degrees out and it’s only July 4th. Still have a lot of work to do.
These races don’t mean a whole lot but they’re good indicators of how training’s been going. Other than not winning, I’m extremely satisfied with my time considering the effort. My breathing was fine and could talk the whole way I just couldn’t get my legs to have that snap in them. Improper warm up, perhaps?
How’d your guys’ 5ks go this 4th of July?
My first 5k in a year is tomorrow. Running a road race in the town over from my hometown. I hope I don’t run slow.
Wish me luck?
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Thank YOU for following ME. :)
There is such thing as not eating enough. Make sure you’re eating enough, but make good food choices. You know what’s good for you and what’s not.
runbetter asked: Hi I have a few questions about running in college, since I'm considering trying out for my team. I'm not even close to being as fast as you are, but are there slower kids on the team? I'm not expecting to be the fastest, I just want to make it. And even though my school is D1, they're not very good.
Yeah man try out. Honestly, I wasn’t super good in high school. Barely broke 2:00. Barely broke 4:30. My teams pretty solid, too, so I went through the same thought process.
If you try out, worst case scenario is you don’t make it. Then you’re back to where you started. There are slower kids on my team. Slowest kid runs about a 16:30. But all teams are different. Give it a shot. Work hard. Good things will follow. And just because you don’t make it this year, doesn’t mean you can’t get on the team in the future.
It’s kind of like that, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
therealestthingheknew asked: Have you tried the Brooks pure flows? Can you compare them to the Ghost 4's? I have those as well but I find them way too cushion-y for me to run in them everyday
I have not tried them but I do know a little bit about them. Brooks has some of the best shoe techs on staff. The Pure Flow is Brooks answer to this minimalist thing that’s going on right now. They took away the under-toe cushioning a traditional running shoe has but places a strike pad on the ball of the foot.
I would only expect this shoe to last for about 200 miles whereas you can squeeze 500+ miles. I come from a very old school running family so I don’t think I’ll ever get sold on this barefoot/minimalist thing that’s going on right now. I run in Glycerins/Ghosts and that works for me. It’s just a risk I’m not willing to take.
If you’re not comfortable in Ghosts, try the PureFlows. It’s definitely you’re best bet in terms of minimalist shoes go because it’s still designed to protect the foot unlike, New Balance’s shoe.
Let me know how it works for you, man!