Honestly, I considered not doing a recap because I was so grumpy about how poorly the race went. Now that I have had a day or so to rest, relax, and move on I am ready for the recap.
Race Morning my alarm went off at 530am. I had set the coffee maker to start making coffee at this time in hopes that it would be easier to get out of bed with coffee waiting. I quickly jumped in the shower in an attempt to wake myself up. Dressed in the chosen racing outfit and proceeded to eat a cliff bar and drink a cupish of coffee. I spent about 20 minutes looking for matching socks. It was annoying. Then I packed up an extra shirt and headed out the door. I met Pat, Kristin W, and SF at LA running CO to carpool.
Before the race we did a 2 mile warmup and I felt pretty freaking good.
The first 3-4 miles of the race I ran in a pack with Kristin W and Steph K along with some dudes. I never felt good. We were hitting 620′s and I just couldn’t get into a groove. Soon after 4 miles I fell off to 630 pace and then around mile 6 I hit 650. The last 3 miles were a terrible 710, 730, 750 something. My legs just had nothing. It felt like something was lacking in my body. My cardio was fine, it was a leg meltown.
(the look of a terrible race)
So, instead of harping on this race for the rest of the week I have come up with a game plan. This week I will be switching up my workouts a bit and possibly getting on the track for some 10k type workouts. Maybe a change of pace will help!
And always looking on the bright side…at least I am not hurt or sick and I have been putting in good training so the fitness is till there.