I just registered for my 1st race since having Andrew – a local 10K on Saturday.
This is the longest “post having a baby” race I’ve done. When Sarah was 4 months old, I loafed my way through a 5K. When Cora was 4 months old, I ran did a 5 mile trail race and was in decent shape. So it’s about time I run a race since Andrew is 10 months old!!!
I’ve been getting in a good rhythm, getting ready for the half marathon on March 4, so this is good timing for a tune up/reality check. I honestly am not sure what to expect out of myself. Ideally I’ll hit 43:30 (7 min pace), but as long as I’m under 46 minutes I’ll be happy.
Last week was another high – 30.8 miles. Saturday’s long run was 12 miles – longest run since before Andrew. And already, January is my best month since he was born. It’s been encouraging to have some good weeks.
This morning, I did a bit of a different workout … 10 minutes warm up, and then 5 minutes hard, 5 minutes normal, 4 hard, 4 normal, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1 and then cool down. I got progressively faster in each interval (the goal) and stayed solid during my normal segments (the other goal). It was good.
So tomorrow I’ll do a recovery base, take Thursday off, easy Friday and race Saturday. I’d long to get a long-ish run in on Sunday (8 miles or so) but we’ll see.