i've been quiet on the blog and insanely busy offline - so this is going to be short and sweet!
this saturday is the CRIM - a 10 mile run in flint, michigan. this is my first race of this distance and i'm really trying to treat it more as a training run for the two half marathons coming up in the next few months.
i ended last week with a 9 mile run with my sister, to see if we'd be able to run together this saturday. the run went pretty well but it wasn't near the pace i've been maintaining in training or aiming for on race day. so this makes me a little nervous for pacing on my own for 10 miles. if i'm being honest about my goals for this race, i would say that i really want to beat my dad's best CRIM time which was 1:33:49 in 1981. we'll see how close i can get!
|in my oiselle mio mesh tank, right before my 9 miler|
this week, i've got two 5 mile runs to work in before the race. the first i did tonight and it was really tough. it is super hot out and i was under fueled. the good news, however, is no cramps! so that is a step in the right direction.
not sure how i'm going to get the second one in, but i'll do my best. i'm starting the absolutely no-gluten pre-race "purge" and slowly building up my carb in-take as the week progresses. i think this will put me in good shape for race day!
hope everyone has been having a great week - share something positive with me about whats going on in your life before you go!