The lack of running motivation continues to plague me. Running 3 miles without stopping is so hard for me to actually accomplish and once I start walking, there's not much at that point to keep me running. With hopes to find my running mojo again, I signed up for the Arizona Road Racers summer series. There are 5 races spread throughout the summer that are 5K's, except the 4th of July is a 4 miler.
I missed the first race since I was out of town. Today was the 2nd race and the convenient location was only 4 miles away at Rose Moffet Park, Phoenix.
My goal was to run 9:15's and be sub-30min overall. The first mile took forever and yes, I felt like stopping. I knew the 1.5 mile mark would be tough because usually that's when I start walking on my runs at home. I told myself walking wasn't an option but 10 minute miles or even 11's were an option. I really wanted to finish the race without stopping.
I finished in a personal worst time of 29:15 but overall I'm happy because I did run the whole thing. I don't have my running mojo back but figure I have to keep getting myself out there. Next race is in 3 weeks on the 4th of July.