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Life and Training Update

17 May

Since my last post quite a bit has happened personally and with my training. The most important accomplishment is that I gradated this weekend! I officially have my master’s degree and it feels so amazing to be done. I’ve been able to read books and watch TV. It’s so nice not to have to do assigned reading, or have homework, or work on group projects. I couldn’t be happier.

Also, I ran a 5k on May 5.

Some race day swag

It was the Boston Marine Corps Honor 5k and matched a personal best with a time of 22:24 and a 7:13 split. I also finished 5th in the female 25 to 29 division, finishing 115 out of 1090 overall. It was a great race and it has definitely motivated me to push a little harder on my next 5k to bring that time down further.

After the race my plantar fasciitis got worse so I took about few days off from training, but I recently started back up again. I also purchased some night splints which have been really helping. I’ve had a lot less pain in my heel and arches. I’m still doing the recommended plantar strengthening exercises too.

Saturday

7 miles – 56:15

Tuesday

6.11 miles -51:21, 8:24 split. The last mile and a half of this was uphill and it was brutal. I took a few walking breaks since the hill was so steep.

Thursday

5.14 miles – 41:11, 8:00 split

I planned to go to the gym Wednesday but I got there and found out my membership expired. Since I’m not sure if I’ll be staying in Boston I haven’t decided if I’m going to renew or not, so I’m going to have to do as much as I can at home.

Saturday I have a 8 miler scheduled. It’s nice to finally be increasing my distance. The half marathon is just over 5 weeks away!

Do you stick to a training plan or just do what you are in the mood for that day when it comes to exercise?

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