I’ve been slacking on blogging my workouts! It’s taper week now, so for the next few days I’m doing yoga and stretching and going for walks (okay my plan has a tiny 2 miles tomorrow too). I picked up my race packet this morning, so all I have to do now is show up on Thanksgiving ready to run. I’ve definitely put in the work this cycle so I’m feeling fairly confident!
I tested out my new shoes with a quick mile on Friday, and predictably they were just fine (thank you Mizuno Waveriders for being awesome for years and years). Sunday (not Saturday, it rained) I put them to a real test: 8.16 miles, my longest run ever. It wasn’t super fast, but it wasn’t slow either; I was running for 1:43:41, 12’42" pace. I kept running up the stupid big hills, but I did wind up taking a couple short walk breaks to cross streets and poke at my phone. Overall it went really well and ya know, a 10 miler or even a half marathon doesn’t seem so unreasonable anymore. Maybe I can get a little faster so I don’t need to be out for 3+ hours to get those done?
But yeah, I’m really curious to see what will happen Thursday! I might line up with the 11’00" folks…
After that, I need to re-evaluate what I want to do. Should I keep running, go back to lifting, or try some kind of hybrid approach? I think when I go back to lifting I’ll have to start from scratch– I’ve lost so much strength. But because of that I’m looking forward to it, too.