So I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.
I have been thinking about running goals and speed.
I was getting faster for awhile..
and then things slowed down for whatever reason.
Of course as we age, we slow down.
But what if we started running when we were old. Do we still slow down?
So it seems that if we don’t slow down then it’s a Win-Win.
After a few months of running, my 5k finish times went down to a consistent 29-30 minutes.
Then all of a sudden, I was able to run 27-28 minute 5ks.
Now, I am back to finishing at 29-30 minutes.
Did I slow down or is that where I should be for my age??
Am I going to get even slower? If so, I need to adjust my goals!!
The same thing happened with Half Marathons.
I finished my first one in around 2:26.
Of course, eventually I got faster and finished one in 2:09
Now, I am back to finishing close to 2:26.
Just food for thought.
On another related topic….
I decided to run some 5ks this summer.
- TEAM Sarcoma 5k on July 11 (this Saturday)
- Silks & Satins 5k on July 24 (in 2 weeks)
Both take place in Saratoga – the first one in the park and the second in town starting at the race track.
How fast will I be? Who knows?
Happy Running! Do you struggle with race goals related to speed?