10 miles, 10 kilometers

This week’s running schedule got all messed up starting on Monday (I did not run). Because I did not want to put my long run at risk later in the week, I had to adjust my running schedule for the rest of the week.

I did my speed work on Tuesday (normally Monday). Wednesday I took off and did a long weight workout instead. Thursday I had planned to run my weekly recovery run, but make it a bit faster so that it would be like having a very long tempo run, but not quite that fast.

With all the events Wednesday evening, I decided not to run on Thursday since I only got 4 hours of sleep.

Friday I did my 10 mile long run for the week. I combined a new 4 mile run that I have put together with part of my familiar 8 mile run. I did not do the whole 8 miles, but cut it a bit short, hoping that I would not cut it too short. All said and done I ran 10.05 miles. That is pretty good for guess work. If I could talk someone into giving me a nice Garmin Forerunner then I would not need to guess.

Clif Bar: Chocolate Chip Peanut CrunchIt was a fun run. Nice to get away and be by myself for a bit after all the excitement of the week. I chewed on a Clif Bar for about 3 miles. This one went down better than the one I had last week. It was not as chewy. But, I did forget how long it takes to choke down one bite. My first bite this week was a huge chunk. Mistake! I choked on it for a long time before I could finally get it down. I took smaller bites after that.

I pre-registered for a race this weekend. This is the first time I have ever done this. I have registered the morning of all the other races I have run. I think there will be lots of people surprised tomorrow morning when they show up to register. The race directors say they won’t take registrations on race morning. I think they probably will though. They would be bucking the system too much if they did not allow “morning of” registrations. They raised the price from last year though. I think it was $30 (pesos) last year and $55 this year. Meaning it went from $2.70 USD to $5.00. No big amount.

I ran this race last year and had a pretty good time. I wonder if it will be closer to 10 km, or 9 km like last year? It is being run an hour earlier for which I am excited. I might be able to stick around for part of the awards and raffle. They are giving away a car this year!

I will tell you all about it tomorrow afternoon.

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