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.

Time: 25:00

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 🙂

About Sarah Frankel

I am 29 years old and a resident of Louisville, Kentucky. I've been married to my husband Josh for 6 years and we have a 5 year old beagle named Suzie. Four years ago, I changed my eating and exercise habits, dropping 70 pounds and gaining an entirely new life. I took up running in September 2007 and became vegan in October 2009. I am constantly striving to improve my life so that I can live it to the fullest! I hope you will join me on my life journey.

Posted on March 16, 2009, in exercise and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. You are going to do so great on Saturday! I wish I was there to run it with you!! My advice is to keep it “light” this week in terms of your running, I always find that I perform better when I have taken a couple days off from running before a big event…it’s almost like it rejeuvenates me for a faster and easier run. The rest will recharge your legs! And don’t worry about not having gone the whole 6.2 miles yet, you’ll be surprised how much “race day magic” translates into endurance! But you know all this stuff already because…you are a RUNNER! Good luck on Saturday! You’re gonna do great and have so much fun! Love~

  2. The weather is gorgeous here as well! You will do FABULOUSLY in the race!! I agree with Erica (above), when adrenaline gets pumping you will be fine!

  3. Great Eats! Also I finally found white chocolate clif bar at Whole Foods!! 🙂 one question where did you find the kashi pocket sandwiches I been tryIng to look for them for a while?

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