Friday, May 11, 2012

10k on tired legs

-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!


Teamarcia said...

Go Team Henderson! My money is on you for first overall woman. Enjoy!
Half marathon for me tomorrow.

Caroline said...

Go team H!!!!
hope you will have a good one! all of you!!!
wishing you speedy miles!

Bill Fine said...

Even with tired legs (how did you manage such a long run on the dreadmill? WOW!), I'd put my money on you to win tomorrow....GO GET IT!!!

Go, Erin, Go.....Team H all the way!!!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Team Henderson all the way!!!

Mallory said...

You are AMAZING for running 18 miles on a treadmill. I did 11 once and it was awful. I hated it. You rock.

Jen@runfortheboys said...

Just pretend it is an extra long 50 yard dash and you are about to get SMOKED by a newbie! :)

You are gonna kill that race...can't wait to hear all about it. Go Team Henderson...take lots of pics!!!

Elly said...

Hope you have a great race tomorrow! Looking forward to hearing how you go :)

Yolanda said...

Excited to hear about "Team Henderson". I am running an 8k race at 7:30 this morning and a 5k at 4 pm. We don't have a lot of options for races in our area and so am taking advantage of what is being offered.

Jessica (Pace of Me) said...

You are rocking your training! I love that you share this with us -- so inspiring Erin! I can't wait to hear about your 10k. Even on tired legs I just know you are going to do something amazing. That is just the way you do things!!! xxxooo