Based on my 2 mi times from my last Nielsen Challenge, I had predicted/hoped for 33:47, but ended up running it in 35:53. 2 minutes better than my best 5K so far, but still kind of a let down. I'd really like to get up to a better pace, but I know I need to be patient. Considering 6 months ago I couldn't run 400 yards without stopping and walking, and now I can run 3.1 miles in minimalist sandals, I guess I shouldn't complain.
My feet felt great in the sandals, and I am pretty sure I could have continued on at that pace and completed a 10K. What I'd like to do is figure out how to get a little faster. I have a feeling it has to do with cadence (and perhaps getting down 25 more pounds!).
Again, I was "that guy" in the odd sandals.. at least this time though I did spy a pair of VFF's, Merrell Trail Gloves, and a few New Balance Minimus shoes out there.
I realize I have been remiss in keeping up the healthy eating part of this blog too. So, I am adding a new recipe to the Recipe tab. This gluten-free/dairy-free Raspberry Cupcake is another one from Lillian's Test Kitchen ,which looks awesome. Planning to make these tomorrow, so I'll let you know. I embedded her video on making these below also... they look super easy!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
"I can't be funny if my feet don't feel right" - Billy Crystal