Sunday, June 03, 2007
Run as fast as you can, then walk.....run as fast as you can, then walk.
That's the way an eight year old runs a 5k. Today was the Niketown 5k out at the Nike world headquarters and we ran it as a family. Our time was about 30 minutes, 30 seconds. Sub 10 minute miles. Not bad for an eight year old, huh? I know who the running star in the family is going to be. It's certainly not me!
In other running news, my knee pain from last week's 50k turned out to be a non-issue. I tentatively went out for 6 miles on Tuesday and felt fine. I'm taking a step back week and have only run short and easy, topping out at 32 miles for the week. Yesterday I had to go out in the afternoon and it was HOT. I really hate running later in the day and in the heat. But its good training for me since it could very well be in the 90's or more for the 50 miler in July. I meant to run only 8 miles, but I miscalculated my loop and it turned out to be 9. The last mile was uphill and I was out of water. On the way back home I met up with the boys at a local park where they had been playing basketball. They were on their bikes and rode with me that last mile. I had planned to walk it but they pulled me along, so to speak.
This week I'll try to bump up the miles and with Lake Youngs on Saturday I should go over 50 miles for the week again. I haven't bumped up the mileage as much as I would have liked. And in a few weeks we are heading to Florida to visit the in-laws. I doubt I'll get much quality running in there. But likely more heat training! After we return I'll have a few weeks to get in some big runs and maybe some hill training. And then it will be taper time!