I ran at North Park today. In the winter, I did almost all of my outside runs there but I haven't completed a loop there since my 30k on March 26. (I did go there to run one other time and turned around after a little over a mile.
I went with Christina and we ran 1 loop. We considered running two but since I hadn't run more than 3.8 miles continuously in the past 3 months, I figured it wasn't the best idea to push it. Plus we talked a lot this time around. There was a lot more story telling on my part so I got wiped out. My time wasn't as good as I would have liked but with all the talking, I'd say it was pretty good. The weather was nice but it did feel a little warm. It was nice to run at 7:30 AM and then get it done and out of the way. I have spend longer updating my excel file and analyzing data than it took for me to run. Good thing I don't have a life.
Now that it is 4 hour since I finished running, my legs are sore. I feel tired. When you get used to running far (more than 10 miles) a 5 mile run is short and feels that way but since I haven't run this long in 3 months, I'm feeling it.
What training should I do in one week's time to be a little faster?