Five ways walking a race will motivate you to get back into running

Five ways walking a race will motivate you to get back into running

Yesterday, I completed my first in-person race since 2019. I realize that there have been races here and there since then, but I didn’t feel comfortable racing in-person until I was fully vaccinated. I was also freaking sick of virtual racing (does anyone else feel this way?).

So, I chose the Run Y-town 5-miler as my welcome back to racing in-person. This event is always organized, and the weather is almost always wonderful. Even with the course changes due to a sinkhole on the original course, it was a really fun day.

Here’s the best part: I didn’t run. I ran about two tenths of a mile total throughout the five mile course. And you know what?

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#GAMEONPGH Training Update: And Just Like That, I’m Faster

#GAMEONPGH Training Update: And Just Like That, I’m Faster

Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have noticed that my pace has picked up a bit. I’ve worked my way out of the 10:42 zone and have been running below 10:30. On my last long run, which was 7 miles, I ran at a pace of 10:16 per mile.

I didn’t do anything¬†too¬†special to achieve this; I swear…

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