Tomorrow we start week 5 of training with the Super Bowl Run 10K race on Saturday instead of our usual long run. My first race of the season of which my #1 goal is to PR (as I doubt myself after just typing it…) My PR at this race is tough to beat as I was very fit when I ran it many years ago – 7 years to be exact so I’m setting a second goal to beat my time from last year. “Dream, Believe, Achieve”, Right!?
The past four weeks of training has gone well. Besides the tightness in my right hamstring, I have no complaints. My performance seems to be improving every week and I feel strong during our weekly track sessions. So far, my training has consisted of 4 days of running with additional core work and an extra day of strength training. I have taken 1 to 2 days off for recovery but that doesn’t mean I just sit on the couch all day. After all, I do have 2 kids who keeps me on my toes most of the time. And worst, I don’t want to be part of the statistic where sedentary behavior increases the risk of early death, regardless of exercise!
Yesterday, the San Diego Track Club ventured up north to the San Dieguito River Valley trails in Escondido. It was my first time running there as I usually miss the north county runs since the drive is time-consuming (about 40min one way), but I’m happy I decided to run this one. I’m not much of a trail runner since my foot control is terrible and I usually end up tripping over myself, but the trails we ran were mostly leveled with only a few slight inclines along the way. Plus being surrounded by nature is simply energizing – I completed 7 miles but I felt as though I could have ran forever.