March 10, 2015

Training Update: Race Week

I feel like Saturday's race is something that I have to do. I'm more worried about than I am excited. I've said this a dozen times...I just want to have a good race and finish pain-free.

This weekend's 10 miles were good. I wouldn't call them strong. There were times when my knee started to get a little uncomfortable, but it held up. I hit minimal traffic lights, so there wasn't a lot of stop and go, which was a good indicator for this weekend.

They were slow. My average pace was 11:44. It doesn't bother me that I'm slower, but I hate that at Mile 8 when I started feeling really good, I couldn't just pick up the pace and go. Pace doesn't matter...what I love about running and racing, is the ability to push yourself, and I feel like I can't really do that right now. I started to push the pace at 9 1/2 but I immediately had to slow back down.

I'm hoping that I can get through this race in good shape and use it as a springboard to {hopefully} pick up the pace a little bit at Cherry Blossom.:

I'm taking it easy this week. Here's the plan:

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 3 miles easy
Wednesday: Rest (yoga, maybe?)
Thursday: 3 miles easy
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Race Day!

We'll see how it goes. After this weekend's run, I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm hoping that I can stay that way. Wish me luck!


  1. I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope that you have a great race this weekend. Pace doesn't matter if you're feeling good! :)
    Good luck!!

  2. YOU'VE! GOT! THIS! GIRL!!!!!!! I know you're going to surprise yourself and have a great race. Maybe not a PR, but you'll run strong, don't sike yourself out!!!!

    I'll be cheering for you from another state!!!

  3. I hope everything goes smoothly for you and you accomplish all the goals you've set out for yourself! Youve already done so much so you have a lot to be proud of anyway! :)

  4. Good luck on your race!!!!!! To me, that pace is faster that most of what I've been able to run my entire life so for me, that's a goal...haha. But! I just hope that you can run the race with minimal pain both during and afterwards <3 Yay!

  5. Good luck this weekend!! I am already so proud of you!!

  6. I totally agree your pace for this race should not matter one bit! With the injuries you've fought through recently, finishing the distance with minimal (if any) pain is the big goal. Best of luck Christy!!

  7. Good luck on Saturday! I hope the rain stays away.


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