My runs* this week went pretty well. I ran MORE than my scheduled mileage for each of my 3 runs. I ran in the rain for the first time Wednesday and liked it! It was more of a light drizzle than a full-on rain, but it was nice. And due to my less-than-stellar directional skills, I managed to get a 4.2 mi run in Chicago this weekend. It was nice and cool– perfect running weather.
I’m still debating: 5K or 10K??
After my strong run this weekend, I’m confident that I can FINISH 6.2 miles, but it will *not* be fast, and I might have to walk. I’m okay with a walk/run strategy (I’ll only be up to 4.5 mi on my training plan by then), but I’m afraid that doing poorly in the 10K will kill my motivation. I’m not sure a race is the best environment for covering the distance for the first time. On the other hand, finishing the year w/a 10K under my belt would be kinda cool.
If I run the 5K, however, I have a good chance of getting a PR and finishing the year off strong, which might be better for my overall confidence/motivation than a mediocre 10K performance. I figure the “real runners” will be in the 10K and there’s a good chance I’ll come in last.
I don’t know. I think I’ll try for 5 miles this week and see how that goes. The registration deadline isn’t until the 28, so I have a little bit of time. I just wish that 8K hadn’t fallen through. I feel really confident in my 8K abilities. Grrr…
* Cross-training: not so much. I did one Jillian Michaels workout, which was only about 30 mins. Totally kicked my a$$, but didn’t cover the time allotment. Completely skipped the 50 min cross-training on Friday. Probably won’t do much better this week, either.