Nope, I’m not talking about my stature, although at 5’3″ I sometimes feel like kind of a peanut. I’m talking about races!
Unofficial stats from tonight’s Tuesday Night Speed Series at the Icahn track:
Place: 7 / 15 (maybe?)
Place: 6 / 18 (I think)
I had an absolute blast at this meet and was pretty happy with my times. 5:29 for 1500M translates to roughly a 5:50 mile, which is certainly faster than anything I’ve run recently. And 2:42 for 800M? I didn’t think I still had that in me!
And, I took some new shoesies for a spin tonight:
Spikes. Rawr. They will eat your face.
I haven’t owned a pair of spikes since probably high school! I don’t think I ever even used them in college. It was kinda fun. (Although I’m not wild about the color of these. Why must shoe companies make women’s shoes pink?)
The only thing that bummed me out tonight? That the Speed Series is over. Boo! I want to run more short races! Way more fun than slogging through 10Ks in Central Park.
Today’s EAT: The grocery situation remains dire in the eat, drink, run household. Dire, I tell you. We ordered Chinese food tonight. Even the cats are suffering, eating crappy cat food from CVS. One of these days I’ll get around to grocery shopping!
Today’s DRINK: Beer. Cold, cold beer. There was one left in the fridge and I popped it into a glass and sucked it down with the Chinese food. Sweet goodness.
And you know I’ll be grocery shopping now. Because a fridge barren of beer is a kick in the ass like no other.
Today’s RUN: Low mileage! I am not sure if I even cleared 4 miles today. That’s ok, though. Speed or distance, right? And tonight was more about the speed.
Today’s QUESTION: Have you surprised yourself lately – either athletically, or otherwise? I have to admit I was a little surprised tonight that I can apparently run a sub-6:00 mile and still have plenty of gas left in the tank!