Yeah buddy! We basically have 3 big running weeks left until the race! Race week is a few easy runs leading up to race day (December 1st) so I don’t really count that week.
Really nothing too exciting about this week. Tuesday was 3 miles. About a 9:00 minute mile pace. Totally forgot to take a picture that day.
Wednesday was 5 miles at race pace. In Hal’s Program, he identifies each run as either run or pace. For days labeled as run days, you want to go a bit slower than your race pace. They say you should be able to keep a casual conversation (ha!). For pace runs you want to run at your race pace speed.
Now let’s get one thing clear here, there really is almost zero difference between my run and my race pace. I mean, yes, if I really want to, for the short runs I can push myself a bit harder and move my behind quicker, a little, but anything over say 5 miles….it’s all about the same. Even our long run Saturdays. What I run there will be darn close to what I run on race day. Minus the numerous stops we seem to make for stretching or energy replenishment.
Are you not loving my sweet outfit?! I know, I look awesome. Got my new PRO Compression socks in lime green (who would have thought…compression socks). I was actually testing the shorts, socks and shoes out for race day. Hence the awesome color combo of lime green, light blue and orange. The shirt is new and will work until I can get one without a hood or collar. And thumb holes of course.
I am starting to get a bit concerned for race day. I’ve been doing all our long runs in shorts because I prefer to run longer distances in them. I stay cooler. But it has been cold here, and I know it’s probably going to be in the 30s (and possibly 20s) on race day, so I may try to run in capris. I don’t know, I need to figure out what’s going to work.
Oh and an update on the shoes. They didn’t bother me as much last week, so I decided to give them a shot on Saturday and my feet actually felt pretty good. I think I’ll keep them!
We have a 10k race coming up on Sunday. I’m a little nervous but it’s on 6 miles so I should be able to handle that no problem. Wish me luck!