Today I ran the 10K I have mentioned I was "training" for. I have realized I have developed a yearly workout schedule, only because it works for me and keeping me in shape. During the school year is when I do Crossfit because it works best for fitting into my work schedule, plus I love the way it makes me feel, the way it pushes me, and the results I have seen. However, during the summer, when I don't work, I enjoy taking a different exercise routine. One reason being that the football team and other high school sport teams use the weight room during the summer to stay conditioned and I don't want to be in their way. Another reason is to change up my exercising and I do enjoy my walk & talks. It gets my day going with adult conversation! :) So this is a glimpse at my exercise routine for a year...
Aug. - May = Crossfit (other exercises sometimes work their way into play during the school year too.)
June - July = Morning walks & (avg. 3 mile) runs
All leading up to...July 24 =10K Fun Run
Ok so back to today...
|My son and me before heading to the race...|
So I ran the 10K...my 1st one truly by myself. Usually I run any race with my sister, but she lives about 4 hours from where I do and couldn't make it to town this year for this run. I didn't want that to hold me back, so I signed up to do it anyway. My goal for a 10K is always to complete it in under an hour. I used Map My Run to track my pace, and each mile I was surprised that I was ahead of my usual 9:30ish pace. I completed my run in 53.23 with a pace of 8.48/mile. My app tells me that I actually ran 6.1 miles and that my time was 53:43, but I like what the race results had to tell me instead! ;)
My app also tells me that my fastest mile was 8:25, while my longest run was 9:02. I was pretty excited to see that!! I ended up taking 3rd in my age division and 6th overall in the women.My app said I burned 601 calories from that run. Dang! A good reason to keep running! :) I have been watching my food intake more closely again lately. I am starting to see and feel a difference already. Like I mentioned before, I have done well to maintain my weight loss from last summer, but I can tell that I have put it back on in some areas. I don't know if anyone who saw me would be able to tell the difference, but I can and that's what matters.