Look Ma, No Running Jacket!

Or hat, or gloves! It’s spring like weather today in Nova Scotia! I’d love to say it’s officially spring but that might not be true….give me a few more weeks and I’ll let you know if Spring has arrived.

Today I was supposed to run with my friend/coach but we had to postpone it until Monday, which I was totally fine with. The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the temperature was…. +5C (felt like +3C)…Saaaaaswweeet!

I planned on running today no matter what. All morning I fueled my body with water and food so I’d be ready to run at noon.  I got my running gear on and headed out on the sidewalk for a run.

Pre-run fun!

Pre-run fun!

It was a perfect day to run. No jacket, hat or gloves needed for this run. The plan was 5k.

I had to cross the street twice. Once at a cross walk and once randomly as the sidewalk ended. There were a few long inclines (hills) that slowed me a down a little but also sped me up on the down side 🙂 Bonus!

My run went like this (per kilometers):

  1. 5:41
  2. 6:03
  3. 6:00
  4. 5:55
  5. 5:24

At 4.51 km, I saw that I was just over 26 minutes and thought, holy shit I’m going to get a sub 29 – 5k…so I sped up. {insert mistake} I went too fast too early. Once I figured that out and was at 4.89 km I sped up again and pushed it to the end.

NEW PB!!!!

NEW PB!!!!

Needless to say, I was happy with my run. 29:34 (5k) – a NEW PERSONAL BEST by 5 seconds. I recently ran a sub 30 – 5k a few weeks ago which was a goal I’ve had for a while. I’m getting faster 🙂

I wondering if I didn’t have to cross the street/wait for traffic early in my run, if I could have run faster 🙂

Do you have to cross at cross-walks when out for a run?

Do you stick to trails only? (Our trails are still snow-covered)

Do you mix it up, trail, road, sidewalk?

 

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14 thoughts on “Look Ma, No Running Jacket!

  1. I’m glad it’s finally warming up a bit for you. Great job on your new PR, you are just killing it lately 🙂 I have a couple of running routes that require me to cross the street but I usually stick to the ones that don’t, it can kind of interrupt a run if traffic is heavy.

  2. So jealous that you ran without a jacket, hat and gloves! Congrats on the PB too! I prefer trails or very quiet roads as me and my dog do not like running on a leash together (I spoil her).

  3. I’ve had the pleasure of a hand full of non – cold gear wearing runs in the last few months – and they were blissful! Very excited because I think all the cold gear cam get packed up soon! Congrats on new PR!

  4. Wow, great PB. I did my first full 5k since November on Thursday and I’m back up to 34 mins from a PB of 30. Hoping to bring it back down soon. I ran in a t-shurt and 3/4 leggings though, which was awesome!

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