Sunday’s long run was 28km along the Bay route again. It was a great day – no snow, a brief appearance by the sun and just a bit chilly. (Let’s hope race day is like that as it would be the perfect race day) Overall I felt good – I kept my pace at my usual sllllloooowwww speed except for the hills which I pounded a bit. (felt good to get the legs moving)
No snow? Sweet….
I snagged another pic at my fav part of the route. I don’t know why I like this part…maybe because the hill that is after it is really evil so this one is just kinder:
I have a 5km race coming up in March….I haven’t raced a 5km race since….2007 from what I can tell from doing online searches for my times. Because I am a planner
crazy, control freak, nutbar, I wanted to do a true ‘time trial’ just to see where I was at as well as get used to being the pain zone prior to race day. My friend/coach agreed so off we went last night. We just basically ran a route where we didn’t have to stop…and stop we didn’t. I booked in @ 29:40…apparently a 5min+ PB for me. Who knows what will happen on race day but at least I know I can run sub 30 min for a 5km which I never thought this non speedy body could do.
Post run grin…and woozy hair.
Today I feel fine..I thought my legs would be a bit sore but I think the 3km cool down run helped zap out any lactic acid. Let’s see how I feel tomorrow though…
Do you ‘practice’ for races? Please tell me I am not alone…