This week I have been stalking the Weather Network like crazy, drinking water like a mofo and falling asleep thinking of kilometer splits. (i.e. if I am at XX km in this time, then I have to average out this many minutes per km to finish in this time)
So it must mean that race week is here.
After the wee bit of a fiasco that was Scotia, I am looking for some redemption/validation this Sunday at the Road2Hope half marathon. My goals are all the same but for this race….I need to chill a bit more. I spent a lot of Scotia with my mind occupied on STUFF – I am running too fast, too slow, why is the pace bunny so far ahead of me, my hip hurts blah blah blah.
This time, the main goal it will be to truly enjoy the race. It is a local one so I know I will have some ‘cheerers’ out on the course and a bunch of my run group is doing the race as well. I am so thankful to have these awesome peeps in my life.
Other than the usual race week shenanigans, I have been really enjoying running this week:
- Sat: 10km with Z3 thrown in
- Sun: 8km with a couple of race pace km added in while running with my friend/coach
- Tues: EARLY morning run post Halloween…no zombies which is always a plus
- Today: EARLY morning run…like Tuesday I just ran. No worrying about pace, time, walking etc. And.it.was.fun.
If you are racing this weekend, have a good one. If you are racing Road2Hope, say hi to me…I’ll be the one chillaxing.