Oh, heavenly hump day. Is it the weekend yet?
Weekends– I am so looking forward to this one. I realized this is my last weekend with nothing but running planned until June. I either work or have a race every other weekend until then. Clearly, I am crazy and not thinking straight. Rest– I should have been a Slacker. Last year, I took a few days off after Firehouse 5K. This year I tried to run it out with some easy shake out runs. I should have been lazy. Like I briefly mentioned in my last post, Sunday’s run turned into a crawl. I jogged- walked- hobbled 4.3 miles with an average pace of 13:40. My calves, shins and arches hurt. Oof. Downhills were brutal. My right leg is feeling better but my left is still throwing a temper tantrum like a spoiled two-year old. But it’s the leg that always gets pissy so I am not alarmed… yet. Did I rest on Monday? No, because I am not smart, see above. My schedule was supposed to get heavier toward the end of the week, so I was planning to run Monday and Tuesday evening. I went to the lake thinking a flatter surface would be good. 3.5 miles at a 10:30 pace. Things got a little looser by the end but I was super achy all Tuesday. So I rested Tuesday evening. And tonight. Not sure what is going to happen tomorrow. Plus I may have a meeting.
Shoes– I was beginning to love my new shoes until Sunday. I am hoping it was just my overly sore legs that made me hate my shoes. My arches hurt and my shoes felt huge. I highly doubt I lost a shoe size in the last week. On top of that, I can feel the insert in my right shoe. I can feel where the liner meets the side of the shoe on the inside of right foot. What gives? Tired– I love half marathons, I really do but SLO next week will mark 4 in 4 months. Ok, one was a 25K but you get the point. I think I am taking a break from them for a bit after SLO. But I have 3 10K’s planned in the following 6 weeks, so I don’t know if that is any better. 🙂 Again with the crazy. Oh and I found another 25K nearby in August. So, crazy elevation gain, potential 100 degree temperature, oh and possible rattlesnakes. See, more crazy.
One last push– Online registration for SLO closes tomorrow. So if you happen to be in the are next weekend, come run it!!! I have a code- FALAMB- that will save you $10.00 on registration. We could run together! Hmmm, does that sound creepy?
Who else is ready for the weekend? Was that just a silly question?
Ever sign up for/ run too many races without realizing it?
What’s your next race?