Tomorrow is the Champoeg 10k and will be my first race of any kind since the Ironman. I really have no idea what to expect. My legs are pretty tired from the training this week- I feel good, just tired. I figure I’ll run hard no matter what but no idea if that will result in 45 minute 10k or a 50 minute one. Ok, I guess I know it won’t be 45 minutes… my PR is 47:xx. But 50:00 could happen!
I figure if anything this run takes the place of my tempo run for the week. It’s kind of nice to do a race with no expectations. I also have to keep in mind that Sunday I have a long run (17 miles!). So I can’t burn all my matches.
The really exciting thing is that it will be Deana’s first 10k! I can’t wait to see her finish. I’m so proud of her. Dana is driving down with us to be our support crew, but Zach is staying back in Portland to do his own run and fix us a deluxe brunch feast for champions. Works for me!
Here is a quick summary of my week so far:
5.0 miles/51:06/10:14 average pace
12.0 miles/1:43:41/8:38 average pace
Forest Park run with Emily. A little muddy, a lot of fun. We ran 8:59 pace on the way up and 8:19 on the way back down.
9.0 miles/1:25:20/9:29 average pace
Boy, were my legs tired. I wasn’t even sore, just tired and heavy and sluggish. But I got it done!
Thursday: also Zumba and then Yoga at the gym with Alisa and some other friends. I think doing all three things might have been a little ambitious because I was completely beat by the time I got home at 8:45. Thankfully I slept great and feel a lot better today.
Well I guess I’m all ready for the race tomorrow – spaghetti has been consumed, gear is packed and clothes laid out. I checked the weather- it’s supposed to be sunny and over 60 for a high, yay! Perfect day for running. Now I’m going to just kick it and go to bed. I will post a race report and pictures asap no matter what!
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! :)