After 3 marathons in 13 months, I've decided to take it easy for a while. No more marathons until Fall 2020 (probably...); No halves until December. Just some 5Ks and a 10K and running what I feel like. So that means I'll still do track workouts on Wednesdays, because I like to run fast, and long group runs on Saturday, because I like to be social. But nothing longer than maybe 12 miles. And no pressure if I want to skip some days. But I'm feeling fine, with no injury problems, so I'm still running 4-5 days a week, and enjoying it.
I'd still like to run a fast 5K, under 21. And my one goal for summer is to run a mile under 6:00 in our August mile race. So I'll be doing the speedwork.
I did run a 5K a few weeks ago, and couldn't motivate myself to do a race report. Because it was nothing special really. Same race I do most years. I ran pretty much exactly as I expected. Goal was to be under 7:00 pace, and maybe break 21 (6:45 pace). Plus I had two rivals from my club, Coach Ed and training buddy Bart. As expected, I beat Ed, but couldn't catch Bart. Splits were 6:56, 6:47 and 6:53 for a 21:13. Felt good through 2, but had nothing left to chase down Bart in mile 3 and faded. Here I am finishing up.
So, I was pleased but not excited. Work to do. Next race is July 4th on a slightly hillier course, and I'll see if I can go faster.
I hope you all enjoy your summer running!