Well, it’s been a month since my last non-race update, and I’d just like to share that I’m continuing to make progress. Twice in the last two weeks I was able to complete my 3.3 mile circuit without any breaks (once in each direction around the loop). While that might not seem too impressive, it is a very hilly route. Going one way, it’s got a mile-plus consistent gradual uphill climb, and going the other way, it’s got several shorter and steep climbs.
And then tonight was my best feeling run yet. I completed the route with the long, gradual climb, and felt like I could have gone another mile when I finished. Usually I feel like I’m on my last legs, so it was invigorating to feel so good after a run.
And now I’ve got another 16 days until Pittsburgh’s Great Race to try and improve my initial 5k time from two weeks ago. Looking forward to it!