Another 5 miler

Now that we're a few weeks into the new year, I'd really like to get a regular schedule going. But a weekend trip last week to Ohio kind of threw me off, mainly due to weather too cold to run. So this week sort of feels like I've been catching up, but my personal schedule led to not being able to do much on Thursday or Friday. So today I set out to meet a group of Lynchburg College alumni for a group run - they're getting ready for the Monument Avenue 10k at the end of March. I ran to the park near my house where the group was supposed to meet, but once I got there and there were only a couple of cars, I realized that I read my e-mail wrong - the group run is NEXT week. While I was mad at myself, I went ahead and got in my planned 5-mile run with the last 1.25 of it with my dog.

That makes two 5-mile runs this week, with another 3-plus miler mixed in. I'll get in some kind of workout tomorrow. What exactly I'll do is something I'm not decided on. Getting two 5-mile runs in a week's span makes me feel good with my training. As of tomorrow there are 8 weeks to the (sold out) Shamrock Half Marathon. I feel a bit behind, but physically I feel like I'm in a good spot. I just have to get up tomorrow and do something, and then go 110 percent next week for 8 straight weeks. I'm in a better place than I was last year, that's for sure.