Thursday, July 31, 2014
Brew to Shoe week. It's go time!
The good news is my mommy is still here. She has been going out and walking/running with me at night or taking andrew in his jogging stroller so I have a water source when I pass by. The weather has been absolutely perfect this week, some say even chilly in the mornings. Kind of glad I am still running at night. It's just as peaceful at that time of night and no humidity. There is a wee bit more traffic getting out to my running routes, but once out on the gravel or at the industrial park, I am good to go. Mom even did a couple of hill repeats with me after my three mile run. My coach is trying to get me ready for the two 10 Ks coming up this weekend and two weekends from then. Both have monster hills around mile 5 that kick your butt if you haven't trained for them. I blogged about the Brew to Shoe last year here. It was my first 10 K post baby, and I was really happy with my effort. I am a much stronger runner now so I expect to do better this year. I would like to PR if my health and the weather all cooperate. Hills are not near as scary, post my four half marathons this spring. In two of my halfs, they had a timing mat at the 10 K mark and I was under an hour for both so I know I can do this. Just need to make my brain get in the game. That brain that says, stay slow, you will need power for those hills later in the game. As of right now, my game plan is to try and stay in the low 9s the whole race. I have been doing hill work as my body has allowed it as I strangely enough love running hill repeats. I smile when I see them on the schedule. Probably has to do with the whole recovery walk back down the hill thing. I am going to be sad that tony has to work but very glad that my mom and my kiddo will be there to cheer me on.
Mom got to run with reds all this week:)