AM: 2 miles easy. Hip pain is gone, strange, it’s migrated to my low back. But it’s more of an ache now, much less intense.
PM: Did about 1.5 warmup with Ashley for the mile, then drills and strides. This time racing I had to mentally tell myself to get out fast because last time was real bad haha. That was good because my heat flew at the start, was still in the back and hit 76 first 400. Then I died but it’s whatever. At first I was really upset that I got yet another slow time, I think I’m a bit too hard on myself sometimes. I want to be back to breaking 5:20 every race, but my body’s just not ready for that yet. I haven’t broken 5:20 in three years, it’ll take some work. I improved 12 seconds from last week though. 5:44 converts to 5:36ish.
Did about .5 cool down with Ashley, then decided to try to sign up for the 3k just because. I was surprised that they let me, but I thought it could be fun. Warmed up another mile. Didn’t have any expectations going into it. Stuck on Ashley for the first lap or two, then settled into a comfortable pace (she was shooting for 10:30 and I knew I couldn’t hold that haha). Ended with 11:42, so not great but I was tired. It converts to 11:25. Good for a second race and good to race the 3k for the first time this season.
1.6 cool down with Ashley, Bino, and Jacob Francis.