The race I’m training for isn’t happening when I thought it was

I went to the official website of the race I’ve been training for over the last 8 weeks and found out that it’s not really when I thought it was. I thought I’d be running it next week, but it’s not happening until May 17th. On top of that, I can’t even run it on May 17th because I’m meeting my brother and his family at Disney World. Fortunately, I hit and found another race in downtown St. Petersburg on April 12, so my training is still valid for the right date and the course of this race follows part of the route of my usual Sunday long runs. I don’t know why I didn’t just plan on racing this one in the first place. I registered right away.

Today’s run was a 45 minute tempo run. I held back in the beginning and managed to have a better feeling run this week compared to last week. I took only one walk break for about 45 seconds today. My pace doing the middle part was higher this week, but my overall pace was slightly slower. It felt good, though.

Actual workout

8 minutes warmup

15 minutes (1.61 miles) at 9:21 pace

15 minutes (1.90 miles) at 7:53 pace

15 minutes (1.62 miles) at 9:16 pace

8 minutes cool down


  1. Hello! I’m glad you were able to find another race. It’s nice when things work out like that. And 15 minutes at a sub-8:00 pace — that’s my dream! I’d like to do just ONE mile at a sub-8:00 pace! Great job with the workout! I’m sure you’ll do great at your race next weekend. I look forward to reading your race report!

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