We had 2 races today, back to back 5K and 10K, which we did in place of our taper long run. I was coming into today with some arch pain in my right foot and some ankle and knee pains in my left and right. I was trail running, which I forgot (i.e. was too lazy) to write about, but long story short I landed on a rock that shifted under me which caused a fairly nice spike of pain in my right arch of my foot.
It’s cooling down a bit now but it was indeed an issue during the races.
FOr the 5K we went for a PR and I’m happy to say we got it. I cut 2:08 off my 5K PR time to get a 27:44. My RW cut less time off since her last PR was better than mine but she still got a 27:3x I believe. In the last quarter mile she ran off and left me as is usual. For a change of pace (get it?) we went with a 5 minute run, 30 second walk. And it worked for me, cutting 2 minutes off a 5K is pretty significant. The ‘wife’ decided she didn’t care of it afterwards. But she’s better than me especially in the short distance so she can do whatever she likes. Me I may next time go with a 6 / 30 and see what I can do. Respectively we placed 8th and 6th in our age groups out of 60+ plus so that was pretty decent for me.
With the 10K we just practiced our marathon pacing. I don’t even know where we finished.
Marathon is less than 2 weeks away….