Hello! it’s been a crazy week already and I need a the weekend to be here already.
The second part of my short trip consisted in running at very low temperatures. My last run at Texas was of 4 miles at 51 degrees. Again, that is very cold for someone used to the South FL weather. Even though the cold went away after a couple of miles, I strongly think I didn’t have enough layers on to run on those conditions.
Of course, having a lot of food was also part of the trip.
Roasting chestnuts outside.
Eating dessert. My cousin told me he took away all of the calories from this cheesecake 🙂
And lastly, spending a lot of quality time with family which is absolutely the most important part of the holidays. Two years ago I left my home and my whole life behind to pursue a graduate degree and a better future. Even though the reasons are valuable enough, this whole experience had made me realize how can we take for granted the time we spend with our families. Sometimes it doesn’t take much to enjoy your holidays more than being grateful for the great company you have.
Now, back to running news. I have a 10K race coming up in two weeks and I’m zero trained for it. Even though I’ve run longer distances in the past, this will be my first 10K race. Should I freak out?
Even though I’ve been running a lot and building my weekly mileage, I haven’t been sticking to a training plan for pursuing any race time. My speed and strength trainings have been practically inexistent since a couple of months ago. So, probably the best strategy right now is to focus myself on finishing that 10K without any fancy PRs.
Family visits and the end of the semester have been giving very little time to exercise. And I certainly would like to invest that little time into something I know I will really enjoy. At this point, running is more a need than a training for the next race. Isn’t that ironic?
Have you ever gone to a race without having the training you wished you’ve had? How did it go?