I have a 10K in three weeks, and although I am not very worried about my ability to complete it ... I do have the pressure of a recent 10K time, which now I guess I must beat. I admit I took my time and went easy during the Fleet Feet 10K back in July ... but I had someone to run the entire race with, had been running fairly regularly prior to the ract, and I still had some energy and drive to push through at the end. This upcoming race is a bit different and I have three big concerns.
1) I'll be running alone (I'm actually not sure I have ever done so in a race)
2) I'm having some trouble running during the week (weekend runs only)
3) I am worried about how I will finish now that I have a recent 10K time
Time:34:38   Distance:3.00 mi   Pace:11:33
A little birdy told me that a friend of mine was babysitting last night. I figured that if she was spending her Friday night babysitting (instead of a wild night out on the town), she might be interested in an early Sat run. And I was right! We went out at 6:30 (I even beat Brooke up!) for an easy 3 miles. I am actually suprised because I felt pretty good througout the run, considering it had again been a week between runs. I'm taking that as a good sign and thinking about trying to push out 4 either tomorrow or Monday morning.