Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Discipline is never an end in itself, only a means to an end. (RF)
Roads were made for journeys...
I'm still figuring these things out. I wonder if I overdid it. As great as my 10+ mile run from last weekend felt, I wonder if I was still recovering from that today...add to that the sleep deficit and it was maybe a bit too much, too soon...
Anyhow, at least when I do my next 10 miler my current PR should be easy to beat!
52° 21' North, 4° 52' East
Right! And I just took a look at your log and noticed that your pace was faster than your pace in that 10+ mile run last week. And since that includes removing non existant stones from you shoe
Anyway, cheers from here! You finished while you were not feeling your best. Great!
To answer your question: I think you should not do a 10+ mile run one week before your 10 mile race. So wait with your HM until the day of your HM...
And cheers to Eryn too!
I agree with Bas. I wouldn't even run as far as 10 miles the weekend before your race, maybe 5 miles at most at an easy pace. Save your strength for your race.
Hmmm...and Eryn didn't run much at all in the last 2 weeks before yesterday's race and kicked ass (she finished almost 10 minutes ahead of me). I'm going to really have to toy with this idea. Maybe see how conditioned I feel in 4-5 weeks and go from there.
I was surprised at how few of the snail-club ran this race. When I ran my 25K in May (in the same town), there were lots of people my pace & lots more slower than me. This race, although it was much smaller, only had maybe 20-25 people behind me & I was at the back of the pack!!