Sunday, September 6, 2009

Two good runs and seeking my pace.

After my lousy attempt at speed work on Thursday, I had two good, easy runs this weekend. There was nothing fast about either run, but that's OK. They weren't meant to be fast. But they did make me feel a little better. My failed speed work is now behind me and I'm moving on.

Specifically, I'm moving on to tomorrow's tune-up 5K. I've been going back and forth about my pace. Part of me thinks I should run the race as a tempo run, with a mile warm-up, then run the race at an 8 min/mi pace, then follow up with a mile cool-down. But the other part of me thinks I should just go out and run it like the race that it is. My goal race isn't until October 3rd, and both are only 5Ks, so it isn't like I'd be burning myself out.

What I may do is just see how I feel in the morning and take the race as it comes. I'd like to run well, whatever I do, in order to give myself a psychological boost. But I also don't want to take away from the rest of my planned workouts for the week.

Such dilemmas!

Luckily, I have a wedding reception to go to this afternoon to take my mind off such weighty thoughts. No heels for me at this party -- I've learned my lesson with those! Instead, I'll be the one in flats, drinking water and seeking out the pasta.

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!

~ Felice

9 comments:

The Big Blue Dog said...

Good luck with your race tomorrow! :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Have a good race!!

Meg Runs said...

Have a fun reception! Happy racing.

Diana said...

Whatever happens, I hope it's a great run and you have a good time!

Marlene said...

Have fun at the wedding and good luck at the 5K! I like the idea of seeing how you feel. You should be able to pull off a great time with no pressure.

onelittletrigirl said...

Less pressure is key- you may surprise yourself! Good luck!

Manderz said...

I cant wait to hear your race report!! I ran the race too!

J said...

I hope the race went well for you with whatever pace you decided to run!

lindsay said...

glad the runs got better and hope the tune up went well! i definitely have gotten QUITE lazy about wearing heels, can't jeopardize my running! ;)

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