I have exciting news, people: Red blood cells (and the stuff that makes them, i.e. iron) are VERY important!! Esp if you plan on running a gazillion miles a year (jay kay. more like a few thousand).
My almost-normal levels of iron/red blood cells have made me stronger over the past few weeks. In fact, I even placed 2nd woman overall in a 5k this past Saturday. It was my first time placing EVER and I am really excited about it. I even won a trophy! Tip: Enter a local race where there is no cash prize so you have better odds of winning something ha! I don’t race 5Ks often because I am a long-distance runner at heart but I decided to test my limits this weekend to see where my running stands right now. I finished around 23:40 (about 7:37 pace), so not super fast but I guess fast enough in a small field. I am annoyed because I forgot to stop my Garmin and there was no chip timing, so I am basing this on the clock time when I crossed the finish. I felt pretty good the entire time and tried to really keep my pace steady. I think I def could have gone faster but I am pretty awful at pacing myself in 5Ks.
Sometimes it just takes one good run. I’m ready for fall marathon season.
Tell me something that motivates you for the race season!
Anyone race this weekend?