Running warm up/down (road) 12:00  2.0 km (6:00 / km) shoes: Kara (Roadclaw 275 V2)
Warmup. About 10 minutes of running with some pickups and then some quick LMLS. Already regretting the long sleeves. Not regretting the shorts.
Running race (road) 22:53 5.0 km (4:35 / km) ahr:156 max:184 shoes: Kara (Roadclaw 275 V2)
Cambridge City Race, 5K
This did not feel good in a lot of ways but it is nice to have it done. Had a rough week with bad sleep and a lot of headaches -- not sure if it is allergies or a sinus thing or both, but running yesterday seemed not to make anything worse so I figured I might as well get out today and get it done.
I ran by feel (there were no mile markers and I did not look at my watch) and made sure not to go too hard at the beginning. Probably was a bit too hard because I hadn't been running very long before I had the thought that training is a lot more fun than racing. Just tried to keep up with the folks around me and then finish strong. I don't feel like I had a lot more left in me (HR looks suspiciously low based on how I finished) but it also just felt sluggish and compressed as far as race pain -- didn't feel as light and easy the first third and didn't feel as deathly awful in the last third as I think it should. So I think that there is more in there that I can bring out with more racing and hard workouts, in addition to whatever increases in fitness I can work in. And reduction in jiggly middle.
A positive from today is that it's easy to see that future road races will result in some masters PBs for myself! Also I think it's weird that this was the first time I have ever run around Fresh Pond.
Orienteering23:55 2.89 km (8:16 / km) ahr:161 max:188 shoes: Alex (TrailTalon 275)
After the race at Fresh Pond we headed directly to the orienteering at Beaver Brook, which was a Youth Series event. I had told a lot of people about today and a surprising number had expressed interest. Happy to see two entire families show up and really enjoy themselves. I went around the string course with Lukas, my mom and her dog, Linn, and Malcolm (also 3). Eventually I went out on Sprint 1 as my post-race cooldown. Probably would have been a lot more fun if my legs had had some pep in them but it was still nice to run around with a map.
Really beautiful day today. And we should really have string-o at every event. Wide age appeal and several of the kids ran it multiple times to try to beat their time, so you get a lot of mileage out of it.
Running (trail) 1:00:20 8.3 km (7:16 / km) ahr:149 max:171 shoes: Alex (TrailTalon 275)
Easy trail miles in Weston. Did something approximating a perimeter loop.
This is going to be a long spring if every day involves slapping myself in the face a few times in order to psych myself up enough to go for a run. Not sure my Wal-Zyr is helping much but it's hard to say without access to a control Cristina.