It looks like I'm going to do something I never do: I'm going to pop into a race on Saturday.
|I should SO try to do that with my hair sometime . . .|
This is very unlike me. I normally plan out my races months in advance. I'm a planner! But here I am deciding today to pop in to a race with little advance planning. And this is not just some little race -- it's a 10-miler. What's more, the race is Saturday morning at 9 and Owen and I have a wedding to go to Friday at 6.
Yeah, I'm popping into a 10 mile race the morning after an evening wedding.
What am I thinking?
I'm thinking I have a 13 mile run on the schedule for this weekend. Running 10 of those miles in a race situation would make them easier, especially because a handful of my friends are running the race, too. And the race will give me a chance to practice pacing over a long distance. I'll run the race and then tack on 3 slow miles afterward.
My plan then is to not taper at all this week and just run regularly. I'll treat the race as just part of my training. Of course, I'm sure I'll come up with a time goal or two between now and Saturday but I'll think about that later this week.
Until then, I've got an easy run on tap for tonight, which will be nice after last night's tempo run.
So tell me: Do you pop into races? Just run them on a whim?
I don't think I've ever done this before . . .
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