This training phase I have been devoting allot of time to my running capabilities. After a year I have seen only slight improvement and so I decided it was time to buckle down and really focus on my base run mechanics. My plan has been simple, one medium or 5k run a week, one speed or pace work session and one long run, incrementally increasing the distance. When possible I have been sprinkling in two mile recovery runs. Mix in two to three swim sessions and two to three bike sessions as well as job working and searching and you get one very busy schedule. This week my long run requires me to run up to six miles… ie: my first 10k distance. Not sure what happened by somewhere this week my brain and sanity fled the coup.
First off my weekend looks busy already. On Saturday I am doing an open water swim competition for charity where I have no hopes of doing anything more than finishing, but it will be good fun. I have decided for now to participate in the 1k event. I plan on adding in a long bike and of course my long run. Well last night I began to discuss the lack of 10k races readily available and that my goal for the next two months is to run in a 10k race. What races are available fall on days with other events already planned. I mentioned there was a race this weekend, but as I am attempting the 6 mile distance for the first time, I do not think I am ready to tackle that distance in a race. Well, somehow I figured that I should just do the 10k race as I am doing the distance anyways and this morning I signed up for Sunday’s 10k Summer Steamer race. I figure at this point of insanity and ability I should be able to finish it i n an hour and a half.
So now I am stoked, excited and feeling crazy for signing up for a 10k when I have not even ran that distance yet in any of my training sessions. I guess every now and again you just have to go a bit crazy and just go for it. Til next time.
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