Yesterday, I ran my first 5k of the season. I beat my time from last year by a whopping….wait for it….8 seconds!
I just can’t seem to beat my time. And I know why: cause I don’t train it.
I used to be a runner. I ran a marathon in college, but then I hurt my knee shortly thereafter and gave it up. Now, with running showing up in a ton of CrossFit WOD’s, I’ve taken it up again.
I want to improve my 5k time. However, injuries plague me still. I’ve had a calf muscle injury that waxes and wanes so I now do not run as often. I’m trying to listen to my body and be smart about it.
My solution to improving my time: run more 5k’s.
I know myself. I won’t push myself unless there are others to beat. It’s why I do CrossFit. It’s the beating everyone in my box (which does occasionally happen when it plays to my strengths) that I live for. Otherwise, why run hard?
I’m planning to run a 7k next in 6 weeks. I’ve never run more than 3.65 miles before so this should be interesting. I’m excited about it! However, I’m gonna practice in the meantime and see how it goes. And I’m sure CrossFit will help. And Murph.
As long as you’re moving, you’re improving!