On top of the lack of sleep due to the ALCS (yes, I choose to stay up to watch the games) I’ve been busy with uni things (writing and theorising) and generally trying to keep sane.
How excited am I for the World Series, you ask?
I managed 2 runs last week. It would have been 3, but I fell down and hurt my knee and could hardly walk and I needed a few days to recover. On Thursday, I ran 4.3K in 37 minutes. I felt really pleased about my time. Saturday, I ran 5K in 47 minutes. I realised I was faster on Thursday because I was able to start running right away, as I had already been for a walk and was warmed up.
This week I hope to manage 3 days; tomorrow, Thursday, and Saturday. I have a 5K in less than 3 weeks and would really like to see an improvement in my time. I know I mentally that I can run faster, it’s physically that I feel like I’m going to have a coronary or something. I have been experimenting with different things like 1-2 shot blocks before I start off (especially if I haven’t eaten a lot that day) and using my inhaler before (especially if it is cooler outside).
I am also trying to keep my pace a little bit faster than I normally would. I feel “comfortable” between 9-10km/hour (which I know is dreadfully slow) but can manage 8:20-8:40 km/hour “ok.” I would really like to have this 5k time come under 45 minutes; ideally under 40, but I know that is pushing it.
Hopefully, in time, I will get there.
How did you get to be a faster runner or a stronger lifter or better at what you do?