Another week, another race! Did I mention I love to race?
I was a little nervous for the Columbus 10k on Sunday. First of all, I feel like my endurance is in the proverbial toilet after pregnancy. Second, I’d been feeling pretty tired late in the week and thirdly, I doubted my ability to run a full 10km without a bathroom break. Looking at my recent race results, a goal of 38:00 would be somewhat of a stretch, but I thought I could possibly break 39:00 with good pacing. My friend Dustin offered to run with me and talk me through the tough parts and that made all the difference! There were a few times where I was on the verge of mentally imploding and just hearing him say “relax” helped me hold myself together. I finished just two seconds slower than last year (when I was pregnant…) in 38:53! Goal met!
Monday: 3.4 miles/30 minutes in the morning, 6.3/53:48 in the evening. Rough night of sleep, but running made me feel more alert.
Tuesday: 8 miles/1:12:45. Short core routine. Another night up and down with baby JB. Hello 4-month sleep regression?
Wednesday: 3.2 miles/30:00 in the morning, 6.6/50:22 in the evening with 3.5 miles tempo starting at 6:44 pace and averaging 6:27.
Thursday: 6.5 miles/57:45.
Friday: 4.5 miles/42:00 with Liz! 90 minutes of yoga with live music in the evening – not very strenuous but I adore live music!
Saturday: 4.8 miles/43:00. Felt exhausted. In addition to the rough sleep + job during the week, I also took a CPR class in the morning. Too much!
Sunday: 10.7 miles total, Columbus 10k in 38:53.
Total: 54 miles.