Today, it was the first long run of my training cycle. Sure, it was only 5 miles, but that's a big deal for me. Ever since the Epic Marathon Fail of 2011, I haven't been able to log serious miles. I think the farthest I've been able to run was 4.56 miles... not exactly exceptional. For me, today was a test of how much stronger my IT band has become. And the result? 5.1 miles in under an hour. Exactly what I used to be able to run pre-marathon.
It was running skirt weather, though I opted for long sleeves. I'm glad I did; the wind was wicked! I didn't notice it until I got to the main street; I spent the first 1.5 miles holding my hat on my head. Mr. X was out & about on his motorcycle, so he rode by & picked up my hat so I didn't have to worry about it anymore. I also wore a new sports bra, the Moving Comfort Fiona. It felt odd with my Garmin heart rate strap, but it held "the girls" in place. I look forward to the day when my body looks good in just a sports bra & running skirt. Maybe this summer?
|5.1 miles in a skirt? I haz a happy.|
A perfect week.