Tomorrow I am going to do a 10k. I hadn't really planned on it, but in the end I couldn't resist. I am going to count it as my speedwork for the week, so this morning I will just do some easy miles.
It is supposed to be hotter than normal this summer. Boo. I hope this doesn't mean that the Missoula Marathon is going to be uber hot. According to their website I can "Expect to start off in the low 50's and end in the high 70's if you finish around noon"
It starts at 6 am and if I can at least pull off the long pace I have been doing I should finish well before noon. (Like about 10 o'clock) Since it is my first marathon I really am not sure what to expect other than I will be glad to be done. I am excited to get my first marathon under my belt.
49 days 23 house and 18 minutes, but who besides the Missoula Marathon website and me are counting?
I just want it to get here already!
Lets talk 10k.
I have done two so far. Neither one felt great, but I am not sure if they are supposed to. It is a pretty hard distance, at least for me. Not quite the 5k sprint and not as paced as the half marathon. I don't know why, but the 5 mile races I have done feel so much easier than the 10k. Maybe it is a little bit mental. That extra 1.2 miles can feel like a long ways!
Although last week during the Womens Run 5 mile I really had trouble in the middle miles staying focused. Partially I wonder if it was because I was listening to music. When I ran Peaks to Prairie I didn't have any music on and I felt so focused. Or maybe it was just where my mind was that day, since other races I felt like music really helped pull me through.
My 10k PR is 44:45, since I just did 5 miles in 34:54 surely I can PR tomorrow.
Excuses ready if I don't though
- I didn't taper this week and I did last week before the 5 mile race.
- 5 mile race was on a pretty flat course, tomorrow's has hills.
- I ran 22 miles Tuesday (and it felt great)
- I just wasn't feeling it.
- Those hills really sucked
- My hip was bothering me again
What race distance gives you the most trouble?