Hopefully, the new spring season will get me in gear with some of my running goals. My nut a** really needs to spring into shape.
Overall, this week has been pretty easy breezy with running. In an attempt to fall in love with running (again), I’m going to attempt a 30-day run streak for the month of April. So far, so good . . . even though I’m only on Day 6 of the streak.
On Saturday, I tried to run a baseline 5K “race” just to see where I am in terms of general running fitness.
Yup, that run was a huge mess because my lower back was giving me problems (once again). I do not think that I stretched enough before the run because I ran 4 miles pretty easy breezy the following day. Hey, at least it will be easy (hopefully) to beat my Saturday’s 5K run in a couple of weeks.
Although the run was a bit of a mess, all was not lost because I finally had an opportunity to take a pic in front of the Ted Corbitt’s marker.
The outermost loop (~6 miles) in Central Park has been named after Ted Corbitt.
Ted Corbitt – The Father of Long Distance Running. “A distance running pioneer and the co-founder and first president of NYRR, Ted Corbitt had a unique dedication to the sport and a passion for excellence that carried over into every aspect of his life. He completed an incredible lifetime total of 223 marathons and ultramarathons. His training, which routinely included 200-mile weeks, was more than just preparation for racing. It was a lifestyle that has inspired many who came after him.” (Link: ***).
Before this stupid pandemic, I always made it a point to run the 15K race, which is named after Ted Corbitt. Unfortunately, that did not happen for me this past December. Actually, I think NYRR did an 8K, instead of a 15K, in December.
LOL I: Halfway through one of my runs, I realized that I did not completely rinse out my water bottle. Soapy water is NOT FUN during a run.
LOL II: For some reason (I cannot remember if it was raining or cold), I hit my raggedy gym and did a treadmill run. Phew, it’s a good thing that I packed THREE masks because I sweated out two masks during my run and needed a backup to the backup to continue my strength training workout.
My daily runs, for the most part, have been some type of interval work. Normally, I’ll run either 0.25mi, 0.5mi or 1mi fast with a 0.25mi recovery walk. Hopefully, I can get back to doing continuous runs for 3+ miles. Since I took close to a 3-month running hiatus, I’m completely fine with slowly (in more ways that one) getting back into my full running groove.
Getting into the groove:
My running club is starting its run clinic very soon, and I’m gonna consider it . . . if it is not too expensive. Y’all know that I’m pretty cheap when it comes to running. 😉
Looks like we have an update about this year’s NYC Marathon, basically we are to select our marathon preferences (2021, 2022, 2023, or a refund), and NYRR will let us know in June. I guess this is technically an update about LAST year’s NYC Marathon.
Let’s see what will happen, and if I’m selected to run the marathon on Nov. 7, 2021.
Plans for the week:
-The other day, I walked passed this rock climbing place in Harlem and think that I will check it out . . . if it is not too expensive. Told y’all that I’m cheap. 😉 It looks like the going rate is about $115/month + a $99 initiation fee. Is this price tag considered expensive? I doubt this includes any gear rental.
-I do not know what else I have planned for the week. Maybe I should take care of some of my previous plans for the week before making any new ones. Primarily, I really need to focus on getting to sleep earlier and getting better with my diet.
Question of the day:
Outside of running (if that’s your thing) what other fitness activities are you into?