Over the weekend I think I ate 16 Handles 3 times. It is just so good and the best treat that whenever I am in the city with Scott we can't seem to pass it up.
On the 4th we spent the morning with Scott's family at the park. It was so much fun. They are moving to Texas soon and we are so sad to see them go. I keep trying to get my sisters to move out here but have had no luck yet.
On to the daily grind...
My 10k race is this Saturday so I have been skipping through the Run Less Run Faster 10k training plan. I had 2 weeks to prep where as the training plan is 16 weeks. I am really doing this run to see where my fitness level is before my marathon training begins. Last week I did the week 16 training and today I skipped all the way to week 2. So this was Monday's workout.
10-20 min warm up with 3 x 1600 mile repeats with 1:00 RI then 10 min cool down.
This is how it went down. No I did not do all 3 miles. I was debating on if I was going to do another workout which was only 2 x1600s with 1 x 800 so because I never really made up my mind I just ended up stopping early in my last mile. Has that ever happened to you? I was supposed to run the mile repeats at 6:59, I didn't quite get there. Split 4 and Split 7. I also changed it and walked 200 instead of 1 min rest. I wanted to rest longer. My last mile repeat was Split 10 and you can see that I just pooped out at .80. So I was almost there but feeling super sluggish.
I was tired from the get go, it was super hot and humid and I was dripping before I even got to the track. I am really hoping Saturday will not be as humid.
I am doing a tempo run Wednesday(today) then yoga and tracy Thursday and rest Friday before the race.
I guess what I am most curious about is in the Run Less book it gives a chart that will help you determine whether or not your PR time can be achieved, if you are using the book to get faster how do you judge in the beginning what you can and cannot do. I know confusing right, so IF I can run a 1:45 half then I should be able to run my PR goal but that is why I am training. I shouldn't be able to run that now I would think. I am supposed to work up to running that so then I get confused on where to really start. Does any of this make sense??
Anyways we will see how the race goes. I will race Saturday and then one week off before the real training begins!
So any thoughts about where to start?
Also do you guys eat any Gu's before or during a 10k? I usually don't but thought maybe I would give it a whirl this time.