After the race, JS and I added another 5k to my mileage via walking...with coffee
The idea was that we were going to walk from Edworthy to Tri-It to do some shopping and then walk back with any scores we made.
was so good to spend time with a Runner Girl again. I have spent so
much of this summer ailing with aches and alone because house prep has
kept me closer to home for my 5k "long runs"...it's taken a toll on me
both mentally and emotionally. I really love having a sounding board
every week and have missed coffee and running and chatting so very very
She helped me think about a few things in a
different light. I need to shake up my training because I am starting
to lose my passion for running. My sanity depends on the running so I
can't stop. No other workout gives me that release. So something has
to change. I'm hoping that the move back to the city will help it. I
just need our house to sell - and soon.
Anyway - long
story short - Tri-it ended up being closed so we walked back.
took us 54 minutes. This is all at 10 and 11 min kilometres. It made
me think very long and hard about my 5k times. Why does it take me 32
mins to RUN a 5k, yet I can walk it, slowly with a coffee, in 54? it
doesn't make sense. Something about the 5k distance is eluding me and I
need to figure that out. It's got to be more than my over-comfort with
the 5k distance. My "5k is a Tuesday" mentality.
mentioned that, no matter how much I loathe it, I need speed training.
That it will make a big difference. That it will make my long runs
feel more effortless and shake things up. I think she is right.
Langdon doesn't have a track, but I have a pathway. I think I am going
to go out and mark out a 400m section of it tomorrow. I'll need to do
it in a non-obtrusive way...but once it's marked, I can use it until
winter to do some speed work. One of my weekday workouts needs to
Operation: Get My Passion Back is soon to be underway. Wish me luck.