Last night after my 5 miler, I quickly showered, got ready and was out the door in a pretty impressive amount of time (and blogged! woot). We went to Beretta in the Mission. Our wait time was long, but two of the girls lived close, so we went to their apt and had a glass of wine then head back to the restaurant. The food was so delicious, despite the CRAZY wait we encountered. I only had one glass because I had the most relaxing blogger run meet-up today!
I met them at the Iron Horse Trail in Danville and set off on an eventual 10 mile run. I know I had 13 planned, BUT I’ll settle with the ten since I have the 10k tomorrow! These ladies were absolutely fabulous! The run went so fast and we chatted the whole time. It is amazing that having not met these girls in person, we all hit it off great. I am so so happy to have found and met such great women to chat with 🙂 We have already planned some future runs/races so I am super excited about that!! YAY. I could not be more happier. (If you can’t tell!)
As far as the run went, my legs were in a big of a funk. Um. MAYBE it’s because my legs aren’t used to the amount of consecutive running days. I think that’s why I reconsidered the 13. I’ll try it out this week instead after a rest day.
After the run, I went to Sports Basement in Walnut Creek to see if they had the 205 Garmin. They didn’t 😦 It is okay because I found it on AMAZON for 131 and you know that I so got it…I know I said I’d wait, but I consider it my running purchase for the month.
When leaving Sports Basement, I got a call from the girls asking if I wanted to meet them for brunch. So down. Food coma for sure. We chatted more and it didn’t take much to twist my arm into a few races further in the spring/early summer…this is what I needed! If I didn’t have an amazing running group to support me already, then consider me doubly blessed!
When I got home I immediately pulled out all the stops – epsom salt, the stick, and foam roller. I am going to get a good dinnah in and turn in early for bed. I am very excited for the 10k! I felt so great after the last 10k. I think my race strategy will be to run the starting miles a few seconds slower than goal 10k pace to prevent going out too fast and burning out, then settle into goal pace. When this feels good, then kick it up in the last miles or so. This won’t hurt time too much. Granted, I tend to get ahead of myself and adrenaline will play a large part tomorrow 🙂 But just going in with a little naive plan helps calm my mind!
Sigh. I’ve got a lab to write up for the kiddos and I don’t want to do that tomorrow so I better get to that. Let’s bring on the RACE!