The race (much like my upcoming one this weekend) came on the heels of an extremely busy few weeks. I hadn't been running much at all and wasn't too sure what to expect when I lined up in the corrals that early June morning. I had just fairly successfully completed the 4-week Fit Challenge though. And the weather was just right.
Having that bit of background, you will be as shocked as I was to hear that this run was one of my best ever. I think it was a mixture of the core training from the challenge and the fresh legs that helped me to hit a time that made me super proud! I ran 11:37 per mile for a total time of 46:26. My best ever time for a 4 miler was 11:35 per mile and that was with two of my friends pushing me the whole race. Needless to say, I was SO proud of my efforts. And to top it all off, I didn't feel exhausted at the end of the race like I so often do. I really showed me the power of cross-training and core training.
What is your favorite way to cross train during running season?