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8/29/13 7:57 A

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I went back over this thread and it reminded me about my race plan. I insure that I'm rested, relaxed, hydrated, and fueled clean for my races. That means I schedule my training anywhere from a week to a few days depending on whether it's a 5K, Half, or a Triathlon! Timing is everything and I don't want to be tired or sore from anything before a race. You can overwork yourself. You do that, and your race performance will suffer. I also have more fun when I'm race ready.
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8/25/13 5:12 P

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Adrenaline! I agree. I get so excited at the starting line of a race with the loud music and all the pumped up runners!

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8/25/13 3:57 P

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Congrats on getting out there and doing the race. I think you had been doing good exercise so your body was set plus there is something about a race that can sometimes push you.

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8/25/13 3:26 P

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I did the 10K after all...slowly: 01:25, but I feel pretty good! I rubbed down my thighs all day Friday and that helped ease the pain from over-doing it with the swimming and yoga. I did the math and figured at worst I'd do it in 01:40 if I walked half, so decided I could live with that. But I managed 01:25. That's slow but I'm okay with it.



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8/23/13 9:36 A

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Thanks for the feedback. I still don't know what to do. I didn't ride my bike to work yesterday or today, but I did yoga last night, so my legs are a bit more sore even than the nights I had swimming class.

I'm rubbing my sore quads trying to flush them out. I shouldn't have gone to yoga last night, it was a special event though.

At worst I can speed-walk a lot of the race?

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8/23/13 7:59 A

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I have to agree with MOBYCARP. A 10k is tough, but you know what you can and can't do.

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8/22/13 3:56 P

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That's really a judgment call on your part. Do you think you can run 10K? Do you think you'd have to work so hard that the 10K wouldn't be fun? Are you willing to do walk/run intervals if you're not in shape to run the full distance? Would you feel like a slacker if you dropped to the 5K?

I've dropped to a 5K twice, both times from half marathons that I wasn't ready for. But 10K isn't a half marathon, and if you regularly run 5K you might be able to run 10K without a problem. You know your own body better than we on the message boards do.


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8/22/13 9:06 A

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Hello....my bad, I registered for a 10K which is on Saturday and I haven't run 10K since April!

I was on vacation for 3 weeks, it's been hot, and I've been taking swimming lessons almost every night for 2 weeks...so I've only been out for 1 or 2 runs per week 5Kish each.

I'm wondering if I should drop down to the 5K race on Saturday? I'm definitely taking Friday as a rest day. My legs have been so wobbly from swimming! Plus I bike to work every day. So...I'm getting exercise but swimming and cycling use different leg muscles.

Kicking myself for not training properly! I'm excited about this race, it's a women's race in a nice park.

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