Training: Easy Runs and Windy 10ks
Last week was a blur. I actually had a hard time remembering what I even ran last week! Some weeks I’m on top of writing a training log, other weeks I’m not. Thank goodness for looking back at Instagram I guess.
|Monday:||60 minutes easy|
|Tuesday:||8-mile hike at Hartshorne Park|
|Wednesday:||60 minutes easy|
|Friday:||60 minutes easy|
|Saturday:||Cape May 10k (41:07)|
|Sunday:||13 mile easy run|
All of my easy runs were just that, easy. To be honest, I felt good in the beginning of the week and then by Friday I felt like Broad Street hit me! There wasn’t enough time to do any workouts between Broad Street and the Cape May 10k, so I didn’t.
Cape May 10k: 41:07
I’ll have a full recap of the race, but it wasn’t my day. My legs were tired, it was windy, and to add to my list of issues, I accidentally ran in old trainers. Around mile 5, my feet started burning. Not in a broken bone way, but in a “something is weird way”. After the race, I realized I never changed into my racing shoes and was wearing old trainers. These were trainers I retired from running altogether but decided they could still be ok for walking around. No wonder my feet hurt, I was basically running a 10k on concrete.
I ran the April Fools half marathon 10k split as well as Broad Street in low 38, so racing a 10k in 41 isn’t a great time for me right now. A 41 minute 10k is fantastic for many people, but it’s not awesome for me right now. Not a big deal, and I still had a lot of fun down the shore. Do bad races stink? Of course, we all do but I’m already over it.
View this post on Instagram
Hopped in the Cape May 10k this morning. From the start I knew it wasn’t my day. . Around mile 5 the bottom of my feet started burning. After I finished I realized I never changed into my racing flats and was wearing a pair of trainers with 500 miles on them. . Oh well ran 41:07. Done workouts faster (in those shoes LOL) but NBD. Was third woman and had a fun day down the shore.
On Sunday, I had planned to run about 10 but literally ran into a few friends during my run. I ended up running about 5 miles with them, which caused me to be out longer than I anticipated. I’m glad I decided to run with my friends, and I can’t remember the last time I ran 13 miles straight through at a relaxed, comfortable pace. It was nice to change it up.
Thoughts from the Week:
In all, I had a good week. The 10k didn’t go as I had hoped (My “C” goal was to break 40), but running is funny like that. You’ll never feel good at every race. If you do, you are probably going to test positive for something…
My plan for the remainder of May is just to have fun. I have a lot going on the next few weeks, and I’ll still run, but I’m not going crazy. My races might slower than the Spring, but it’s okay.
Posts from the Week:
Questions for you:
Do you have any 10k wisdom?
How was your week of training?