Ummm, So I have a Race in A Week (or so)

Holy Sh*t, I have a 10 k race in 9 days that I haven’t even really put much though into!!!!! How does that even happen? I was reminded by Running Four Love that the race is just around the corner.

Thanks for your comments yesterday, I’m still sick but hopeful this will pass soon. I’m sure the sugar coated donut, bag of skittles and plain salty chips I ate yesterday was the key to getting through the day. Don’t worry, I had some veggies, toast/eggs, lots of water and Nuun…and BBQ roasted GARLIC to try and kick this head cold to the curb.

Back to the race: Bluenose Marathon 10k Sunday May 22nd in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’m a big fan of the Bluenose race. I first ran Bluenose back in 2005 (10 k) and then it was my first half marathon in 2006. I ran the 5k when I was pregnant with Hilary in 2012. I also had a great 10k PB in 2014. The only distance I’ve yet to do is the Full and to be honest it’s not even on my radar….yet. 😉

With John Stanton and some #RunAtCan peeps (2015)

Bluenose Weekend 2015 Running Room Runatcan

They also have an awesome youth run component and both girls are running the 2 k distance this year. Lilly ran it in 2014 and 2015 , she’s an old pro!

1454782_10155445079495391_4592862156049227713_n

Me and my girl

I’ve been focusing so much on training for my half marathon (Johnny Miles on June 19th) that I didn’t really pay much attention to May 22nd. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got the weekend planned out (packing up the kids/dog, traveling to the city, staying with family, running with the girls, childcare for the girls while I run as Saï is working, finishing first before my brother, ha ha) but just not my 10 k race! It’s on my calendar but not my radar.

I had planned for it to be part of my training as I should be running 16 k that day and still might run the 6 k post race to get the distance in. But I’ve yet to focus on any goals, what pace I want to run it and my own expectations.

My last 10 k race was pacing at the Valley Harvest last October, which was awesome but I didn’t run a 10 k race for me last year. It’s been since 2014! I had some great 10 k PB’s in 2014 that I know I am not going to hit, and that’s okay.

I think for now I’m going to consider this part of my training for Johnny Miles, run it, enjoy it, push it when I can, hope for under 60 minutes which might be a stretch for me right now. But really…just enjoy being there and being able to run it. I missed it last year due to my hamstring.

2016 is all about training smart, getting stronger, running the race(s) and remaining healthy. PB’s will can come later. After writing this post, I’m already feeling better about my 10 k on May 22nd. Now to just get this head cold in order.

Ever have a race just sneak up on you?

Are you hoping for all PB’s/PR’s this year or something else?

Do you run with a head cold?

Any big weekend plans?

 

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Ummm, So I have a Race in A Week (or so)

  1. I remember when you missed this last year. I’m so glad that you are in a different place this year! Thank goodness. I say have fun with it, and, like you said, incorporate it into training as appropriate.

  2. Have a great race. So excited that you are healthy this time around and ready to go. I had marathon sneak up on me. We leave tomorrow and run on Sunday. A tad freaked out!

  3. Yes. This race has snuck up on me too. I don’t have a goal in mind, but I know where I want to aim for. I’m excited for you & wish I was doing 10k & not 5k. At least I’m still there enjoying my favourite race. Giv’er

  4. Yay! I loved the Bluenose 10k so much last year! you might be amazed what you can pull off. for me it was my first bug race post-baby and while it wasn’t a PB it almost meant more because it took much more to get there. have fun and get well soon!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s