-Yesterday I ran a 10 miler at 7:50 average pace, then finished up with 4x800's on the track in 5:56-6:00 pace.
-Today I ran an 18 miler on the treadmill (Josh is out of town. Even though my almost 16 year old has no school today and was willing/able to hang out with Noah, I didn't feel good about being out of the house that long with Josh gone). It was a progression run with warm up and cool down (8:34, 8:27, 8:13, 8:13, 8:00, 8:00, 7:48, 7:42, 7:30, 7:30, 7:13, 7:13, 7:13, 7:03, 6:58, 6:58, 8:24, 8:26). Average pace was 7:44 for the entire run.
-My training weeks right now are Friday-Thursday. I just finished an 80 mile week and today was day one of an 85 mile week.
And... tomorrow I am racing a 10k! I have only ever raced one 10k (and did one virtual 10k on the treadmill) and I have never trained or had much strategy for short races (besides run like a wild woman) so I am not sure what to expect. It is a small, small local race. It is not chip timed and I am not even sure what the course is. And, I am really not sure what kind of shape my legs are going to be in after the last two days of workouts, but I am going to give it a go! I do really enjoy racing and it will be fun to do an event with family, friends, and neighbors.
Ryan (14), Shane (12) and Ben (11) are all running tomorrow (Ryan the 10k and the other two the 5k) and Nathan (15) will come run the 5k if he doesn't end up making other plans. It will be a great morning and as Josh said, "Team Henderson" will be well-represented. I love doing races with my kids!
I will be resting and recovering as best as I can for the rest of the day and thinking speedy thoughts for the morning. :)
Anyone else racing tomorrow? Good luck!