Holy crap, where did November go? Wasn’t it just May?!?! Man oh man, 2018 is creepin’ hard and will seriously be here any minute. So, I better bare my soul and get these Runfessions (thanks for the link-up, Marcia!) off my chest so Santa can take me off his naughty list. 😉
I runfess that I ran an 8k this past weekend and it was WAY harder than I had expected. There were a TON of hills. My mile splits were all over the place. I could definitely tell where the course was the hilliest! LOL I finished in 43:04.
Also, I always thought an 8k was 5 miles so I was pretty surprised when then run wasn’t 5 miles long. I runfess that I had to ask Google how long an 8k was and learned it’s 4.971 miles. Huh. Learn something new every day! PS. The race I ran measured, by my Garmin, 4.83 miles. So, not quite an 8k but not as far off as I had originally thought. And, I took a picture of my Garmin afterwards but apparently took it in my Insta stories so I don’t have a saved photo. Does that mean the run didn’t happen?
Also, I runfess that I didn’t stick around afterwards because it was an hour’s drive home. And honestly, the age group awards consisted of an orange draw string bag that I would likely never use. #dontjudgeme Well, I just looked at the official results and apparently I took 1st in my age group and set an age group course record! Who knew?!?!
I runfess that my training program that I’ve been following may not be the training program for me and it’s safe to say that I’m a little disappointed. I mean, I spent $100 on it! Granted, that’s for a year so that’s actually a pretty good deal but … let’s talk about last week. Did Monday’s workout as prescribed, ran on Tuesday (did my own thing), and rested on Wednesday. I did Thursday’s workout as prescribed (4X800) and Friday’s workout as prescribed (5 rounds for time of 15 front squats @ 65# and 400m run. Holy OW!) and then when I got to the race on Saturday, I was dead. Like dead dead.
I mean, yes, I did well but my Garmin was, and still is, not impressed. Apparently, that 8k put me in “unproductive” status. Plus, I’m legitimately as tired as I would be if I had run a marathon. Trust me, I know how that feels! And it was just an 8k!
I should state that I emailed the coach and asked for suggestions because I couldn’t do 6 days in a row and wanted to drop one of the CrossFit days and he responded and told me to drop a running day. Um, no. That’s very CrossFit of you, sir. I’m a runner! We don’t like to drop running days! Also, I’ve finally realized that all of our running workouts are intervals or time trials or done at specific speeds/cadences. Not a single run for enjoyment. IDK. That just doesn’t sound fun to me. So, I already knew I had to adapt it to my situation but it’s definitely clear to me now that I can’t follow it to the letter and I can’t count on the coach – whom I’ve never met and only communicate with through the web site – to understand me as an athlete. I think I need a little bit more personal coaching. *sigh*
I runfess that I ate more than one Paw Patrol cupcake at grandthing 1’s 2nd birthday party.
But, they were from scratch homemade (made by yours truly!) and that buttercream frosting is just sooooo good! Besides, birthday cupcakes are calorie free. Everyone knows that. #yolo
I runfess that sometimes I find weird things out on the road or trail when I’m out for a run. Of course I have to stop and take pictures.
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