Preparing for the 10k
Even with my renewed confidence after the 5k two weeks ago, I am a bit nervous about the 10k this Saturday, which is expected now that it is the week leading up to it. I know I will be fine that day and I will finish the race whether I run it all or not. I haven’t practiced 6 miles yet but I hope to this week.
The cool thing is that all of you guys who are running in races (Caitlin, Jenna, Tina), competing in triathlons (Meghann), or just hopping on the treadmill or jogging outside every day are really helping to build up my momentum. Yes, I am nervous, but I am not doubting myself anymore. I really do appreciate all the support you all give me. Thanks guys, you have no idea!
I did a quickie/easy workout today to ease myself back into what will be a busy week.
Distance: 2.08 miles
Pace: 11:38/mile (used 2 miles in 23:18 to calculate, the rest was cool down)
Calories: about 166
I find it is better to underestimate calories until I get a heart rate monitor to know for sure. Next time someone asks me what I want for my birthday, I’ll mention that. Or gift cards, haha. I’m hoping to do 4-5 miles tomorrow and then perhaps the big 6 on Wednesday or Thursday! Friday I will most likely cross-train or rest before the race again.
How is your day going? The weather here is in the 60’s and I couldn’t be more happy. I should’ve ran outside today! Oh well, there is the rest of this week 🙂