My Running History
2020 and before
Most of the time, my rowing training has included some running since the beginning but it was sporatic and I ended up only running once or twice every couple of weeks. I was decent at running where I was faster than most or all of the other rowers but was not very fast at running itself. In 2020, I had the goal of breaking 20min for 5k but despite running 20:0X a couple of times, I never broke 20min that year and had a rough New Years Eve 5k race to finish the year far from my goal.
2021 and after
In 2021, I decided I would get better at running. I decided I would consistently run a bit after one of my daily ergs. I seemed to be getting a bit better and in late January did a 5k Time Trial as part of a virtual 5k race. I ended up going sub 19min despite struggling to get close to even 20min a couple weeks before. Since then, my running has gotten significantly better, especially for the Half Marathon distance. After going 18:01 off GPS in May of 2021, my 5k stagnated till I finally broke 18min at a 5k race on New Years Eve in 2022. My Half Marathon has been consistently dropping over time, since breaking 90min in March of 2021 it has dropped over 8min. I enjoy running for cross training and hope to become better at it when I switch to triathlon in the future.
My Running PRs
Below are some of my running PRs from GPS times and race chip times (or race chip split times from a longer race). The strava activities and dates can be found by looking at my strava profile linked in the header.
|Distance||GPS Time PR||Race Chip Time PR|
|5k||18:01 (5:48/mi)||17:57 (5:47/mi)|
|10k||37:04 (5:58/mi)||39:00 (6:17/mi)|
|Half Marathon||1:21:36 (6:13/mi)||1:25:53 (6:33/mi)|