We all met up for a Memorial Day run together. We brought out our most fierce running pose for the end of the run picture too.
Part of our run was on the paved river trail and part was running up on the dirt/rocks to the pipeline trail.
Pretty sure our mountains are going to have snow until July.
We finished up the run with 8.5 miles and about 550 ft of climbing. We will do a short workout on Wednesday and the rest of the week will be all about easy/recovery miles before our race.
I brought out my Boston Launch 6s for the run!
The middle of our day wasn’t too crazy… just chasing Skye around in the backyard. I guess the sun finally coming out meant Skye needed to cool down by taking her shirt off.
I got her to cuddle with me for approximately 6 seconds.
For dinner we took Mer (my grandma) out for a burger. Hamburgers are one of her favorite meals and yesterday was the perfect day to go together.
Smashburger tater tots are some of my favorites.
And then we hung out at home and waited for Andrew and Brooke to get home.
Can’t wait to party today!
The last (and only time) I raced a 10k was on the 4th of July back in 2013. A good chunk of that race was on the trails so I’m not sure how I paced it but I do remember feeling like death at the end.
I’ve been trying to figure out how to pace my 10k on Saturday. I’ve been wondering if for a 10k you should go out at race pace and just hold onto that until the finish or do you go out at a slower pace and get faster with each mile and have a really great negative split?
I think I found my answer on Runners Connect with their calculator where you enter in your goal time (39:30 is my dream goal on Saturday) and then they give you splits to shoot for for each mile. They also give you a detailed race strategy below the graph too (but if you are running a hilly course then you might want to switch things up).
I’ve determined that my race strategy for Saturday is—> “You should focus on running a patient and conservative race over the first mile and then attacking the course for the last mile.” It later goes on to say, “Every world record from the 1500 meters to the marathon has been set running negative splits-running the first half of the race slightly slower than the second half. You should target a pace around 5-10 seconds per mile slower than your goal race pace the first 2 miles.”
The final mile:
There is no better way than starting our June off (the race is 6/1) than with my legs wanting to fall off and my lungs exploding, I can’t wait.
How have you paced a 10k in the past? What about other races, do you go in with a pretty solid race plan or run more based off of effort?
-I don’t want to be looking at my watch often during the race so I think I’m going to go for the first two miles off of what I feel would be a little bit slower than how I want to finish the races.
Who has seen the new Aladin? Let me know if you loved it or not….
Favorite place to get a burger?
Parents reading… what type of summer schedule do you set up for your kids? I would love any links to great little plans!