alright. with the race two weeks away, i need to settle on a race strategy.
and i have.
the on going injury helped in my decision. while i'm not sure what to anticipate during my appointment this week, i decided to take the past week off training to see if that might help my body rest a little bit. i think it did help, which is good news!
here's the racing strategy i decided on:
10k: run full on. do what i can. give it my all! enjoy it, even if its not fast.
half marathon: likely do some sort of run/walk ratio. while i will try and run the whole thing at a slow pace, if i start to have any pain, a run/walk interval seems like the smartest thing to do. i know i'm not in racing shape, so no need to push myself to the breaking point.
in my heart, i know this is the right thing to do. while its difficult to head into a race not being in tip top shape, or going in it without the training behind me to run my best time ever, i have finally realized that there will be many more races in my life for all of that. and for the races this month, i'm not meant to run fast or pr. i'm meant to just enjoy.
and thats what i will aim to do!
|me & my cat. this picture has nothing to do with the post, but it|
makes me smile :)