Thursdays are for thinking… so I am linking up with Running With Spoons…
So here’s what I’m thinking…
As you may know, I have been whining about how pathetically slow my runs have been.
It’s hard to believe that someone who runs in the 9s and sometimes under 9 minute pace is currently running at a 12-13 min pace.
Well, I am.
They’re only training runs.
So it’s all good.
But I think my ego needs to get some speed back and for me, the only way is to race.
So I signed up for a race – a 10K this Saturday.
I was planning to run 10 slow miles but I guess I’ll try to run 6 fastish miles and crawl for 4 more after.
I have never run this race before but I have run on this course (like 2 weeks ago in the picture above) and have even run a 10k here last year.
At the time, it was my 10K PR but since then I have run faster twice.
I finished at 57:03 in the Troy Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving which was my last 10K.
I was in a running group at the time and training for that race so I don’t expect to beat that right now. I’ll be happy with anything near 1 hour.
Training for a half marathon in the summer and keeping up any semblance of speed is tough!!!
Anyone else having the same problems?
Do you ever use a race as a (expensive) speed workout?
Happy Running! What are you thinking about today?