Heading to south Winter Garden, I didn't know what to expect. A 5K and some obstacles, but I wasn't sure if my plan prepared me enough. BattleFrog went far better than I expected. Running was strong, and I overcame each obstacle during the 5K, finishing just under 45:00. I wasn't focused so much on time, but wish I was now that I know the results. I learned today I finished third in my age group, and 45th overall. Not bad for an old man who was nervous coming in and who still isn't in the best shape, coming off the Achilles rehab.
Today also marked a test with my workouts, where I ran 1.5 miles at 80% of my max heart rate. I finished a mile in 8:14 and the overall distance in 14:05. My goal of running the 5K under 8:00 per mile is an achievable goal. I have two weeks between now and the first 5K of the month, and six weeks before my last 5K before marathon training begins.
Progress is being made, and I couldn't be happier. I'm still a bit unsure about Boston in 2017 since I'd have to run 26.2 miles at a faster clip than what I ran this morning, but I'll keep pushing. What I'm doing is working! Now let's see what the coaches have planned to get me there.