Well, I did it. On Sunday I went out for the longest run I’ve ever done: 22km. It was hot and sunny, and I had to take walk breaks and suck down a lot of water. But I got it done. Afterwards I had an ice bath and a massage to help with the soreness, and I think I pulled up pretty well. I had Monday and Tuesday as rest days, then went for a short easy run Wednesday morning. My legs felt tired. On that basis, I decided to skip Spudds on Wednesday in favor of resting up as much as possible before Sunday’s Mother’s Day Classic 8K. (The Geek Girl Runner team will be meeting up before the race from 7:30 at the fountain in Hyde Park.) While I’d love to set a PR for this one – last year’s time was 57:37 – I don’t want to push too hard before the big race next weekend.
May 2: 22.03km
May 5: 5.32km
Total this week: 27.35km (17mi)
Total in 2010: 385.34km (240.8mi)
To meet my goal of running 1000km in 2010, I should be at 346km right now. So I’ve still got a nice cushion!