Woohoo! Got in my second 5k of 2016 – the Red Dress Run for Women 5k in Hartford, CT.
Ever since my 10k in February, I’ve only done some inconsistent 2-3 mile jogs here and there. I’ve turned myself around and I finally have a few weeks of good, targeted, consistent training runs. Now I’m up to 6.5 miles for long runs; I’m aiming to get back to a “good” (for me) 5k time and hopefully run a fall half marathon without any knee pain.
I wanted to run a 5k to get a baseline of my performance, so at the last minute I signed up for the Red Dress Run for Women while I was home visiting my family. I was all by myself but I had to do it because the race checked off all of the boxes for perfect conditions:
- chip timed
- flat! ~50 ft elevation change
- low pressure, fun environment
- weather: cloudy, upper 60’s
- pretty setting