Yesterday I got up up early to run the Celebration of Running 5K.
(I was gonna put a picture here from the race, but my computer sucks and I can't seem to retrieve it right now. I'm so going back to PC because I hate Mac. Hate. And I hate that I hate it, but I really hate it.)
It was good, but not great. Some thoughts:
- It was hot. So very hot and muggy.
- The course was just eh. It started in a very nice area, but a majority of the race was on back roads in industrial areas.
- Cobblestone. Scary, uneven cobblestone which made me fear for my life with every step (since I'm clumsy).
- My goal was to run 2/2 intervals, but the heat got to me and I ended up skipping a couple running intervals in the middle of the race. Meh.
I'm not sure how I feel about yesterday. I'm glad I did it, but it makes me worry a little bit about the 10 miler coming up. My plan was to rely on intervals to get me through the 10 miler, but if I couldn't do that in a 5K, how the heck am I going to fare in a 10 mile race? I know obviously the factors will be different for the 10 miler - night race, not quite as hot, better course, etc - but I still worry a smidge. This is why training is so dang important.
As for the Celebration of Running, I don't know that I will do it again. It is Track Shack's premier event that kicks off "running season", but I wasn't all that impressed with it. The start and finish were nice, but the course itself is not one that I'd want to run again. And seriously why does "running season" start August, the hottest month on earth? That's just weird to me.
All in all I am still glad I did it. Although I was whooped all day. I didn't really leave the couch all day until evening time when we went to Epcot to walk. My legs were über tired, but I knew walking would be good, so we went.
Today in lieu of my long run, I am taking it easy. I ran three days in a row, so I am taking today as a rest day. Smart.
And that's about all I have for you now. Hope you're having a great Sunday and weekend!