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Is a 10k race as good as a 9 mile long run?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

9 miles is on my schedule next week, but I'm actually considering a 10k race.

Would that take the place of the 9 miles?

Or would I have to tack on another 3 miles?

Gotta make up my mind soon. I see a lot of treadmill running in my future next week, what with sandy potentially headed our way. But maybe it won't be so bad. One can hope.

I actually cooked myself some honey tofu last night. So now I have a few leftovers. Went back to TJs to stock up: tonight's dinner is reduced guilt Mac & cheese: got at least 10 miles to run on sat.

I bagged about half of what I raked yesterday. You'd actually never even know I raked with the leaves that came down overnight.

I am off to get myself a reward at baublebar.com (25% off) for the last 2 weeks. I think the scales are broken: down 2 1/2 lbs in 2 weeks? Highly unusual for me. I'm not quite sure what's going on!
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    A 10K race would be a great workout, but I don't think it's a substitute for your long run. It would be a good tempo run, or even a speed workout, and then do your long run a few days later. Or you could run a slow race and add 3 miles.

    I like racing, but the one downside I find of doing short races when I'm training for longer events is that they do take it out of my body, so I end up needing more recovery time than I do for just normal workouts. My hip is still grumbling almost 2 weeks after a speedy 5K.
    1973 days ago
    I'm doing a 10K on Thanksgiving and have 9 miles scheduled for that day as well! My plan is to tack on another 3 after the race.
    1974 days ago
    I'll have to check out that website.
    1974 days ago
    I'm no expert...you know this...but I would do another 3 miles...obviously not at race pace.
    Fingers crossed Sandy peters out by the time she gets to you.
    The reduced guilt mac and cheese is pretty good.
    That's the problem with raking ;-)
    Down 2.5 pounds is excellent!! Enjoy your reward :-)
    1974 days ago
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