I can hardly believe it is May! Spring is so slow to come here in New Hampshire. We have been having a ton of rain which is good for the flowers and greening everything up but on many days it is a cold rain. We are still having temperatures in the 30’s in the mornings. I am ready to ditch my long running tights and layers in favor of running skirts and tank tops. I am ready to run with the sun warming my face. I did get out for a great long run yesterday in the sun although it was in the 40’s. I did get a little bit of pink color in my cheeks which was nice.
I am currently training hard for the upcoming Wallis Sands Half Marathon on May 19th in Rye, New Hampshire. I have been able to consistently do most workouts and have been loving the long runs. It always feels good to get some solid miles under your belt. During the week my coach often has me do Threshold Runs where the pace is around a 10K pace for a portion of the run. I know that these runs are necessary but for some reason they intimidate me. Do you have any running workouts that intimidate you? Picking up the pace is challenging but I know it is making me a faster runner and I will be happy for those workouts when race day arrives. I have been doing most of my training near my house which is mostly very hilly. This makes the runs where I have to pick up the pace a lot harder but I know on race day I will reap the rewards especially on a mostly flat race course.
Since it is May it is time for some new tunes to get you going on your run. This months playlist has a bit of a country feel to it. For some reason I have been on a real country kick lately so bear with me if this is not for you. I never thought I’d be a country music girl but it seems to be what fits my mood.