Photo curtsey of Erica Sara
Turns out, if you don’t do any track work outs or tempo runs for three months (besides one 5K), you won’t get any faster. In fact, you might actually get a little out of shape. After the NYCRuns 10 Mile Race on Sunday, I definitely learned that lesson.
While not my best (or smartest) race, I had a lot of fun running with Susan & Betsy (for a little while)…and that’s what it is all about, right? I tried a couple of tempo miles in the middle of the race to see where my fitness level was at (which was an interesting experiment that didn’t last long). While I don’t recommend this “tempo miles in the middle of a race strategy”, it was great to stretch out my legs for a bit.
10 miles in 1:29 = This gives me a great jumping off point to start a new training cycle (or at least that is what I keep telling myself!). I’m not too worried about getting my fitness back…I’m trying to learn from one Pro and “Own My Off-Season”.
Question: Have you ever freaked out at the beginning of a training cycle??