I have been having some faaaantastic runs lately. Besides the awesome long run I had on Saturday,
I had a super amazing speedy run on Sunday. I adore when I am fast on super tired legs. The plan had been to go slow…absolutely no speed…I had already done 54 miles for the week before that run, who would want to be fast after that?? Somehow it happened with splits ranging from in the 6:00’s to the 8:00’s. Loved this run!! 61.9 miles total for last week.
Tuesday mornings run was also awesome: 10.2 miles with the sunrise, run and done by 6:40am, 1:25:06, 8:21 average with three 7ish tempo miles thrown smack dab in the middle.
Wednesday was nothing special-I slept in and by the time I was ready to go, it was like running through soup. yucky. But hey, at least I did it! ☺️ And now I remember why I get up at 4am…
Under the wise tutelage of my RPIC, (running partner in crime) Kristina…I have decided to do something I literally NEVER thought I would say I would do: run a 5k. Or a 10k. Ah!! According to her–I am in great 5k/10k racing shape. Yikes.. For some reason the thought of either of those two distances scares me, and I think it’s because it’s more of the “hurt so much yet so short a time” type of run vs. What I normally do,the “Alrighty then…Let’s cover this nice length of distance as quickly as we can and see how we do, mmmmkay?” Maybe that’s the same thing, but to me, 5/10ks are meant to be run fast. that is why they are such nice, short distances. But I don’t mind letting my running partner boss me around..so, I’m looking at a race next week for my first 5k! So weird!
Are there any race distances that scare YOU??