Yesterday I had planned on doing 400s at the gym (on the treadmill Jim..not on a track). I did not have time to go to the gym so I decided to do 5 miles tempo instead. This was my best run since the Disney Half. I felt like I was back to normal, body feeling less tired. I hope my 10 miler will go just as well this weekend. I only have 3 long runs before my next half and I want them to go well! This week I am solo for the LR :( I was thinking about Long Beach HM yesterday and what plan to have for that race. I will be tired. The day before the race will be hectic. Kids race, Expo and a concert because that is what runners do before a half marathon: they go to a concert and stand on their feet for a couple hours and go to bed late. I got the instructions for my meet and greet with that guy and get another picture like this.(well kind of...it will only be me and Jonathan (younger one) and other winners possibly.) I have to be in LA at 6 pm. That will make for a long evening at Staples Center! But he is worth it!
So my plan is to wear compression socks at the concert and running shoes (not my racing ones of course) and rest the week leading up to that weekend. On race day my plan is to do my best. I got a PR at Disneyland..of course it'd be great to beat that time. I know I can. Who knows maybe seeing Keith will bring me good luck and I will still have the beat of Days go By in my head!!!
Yesterday I went to that: