Well I just wanted to thank each and everyone of you who commented on yesterday’s post. Thank you for your amazing tips and tricks
A lot of you had expressed some worry, suggesting I take walk breaks.
Not to worry! I’m not a complete idiot, maybe only half 😉 I know I will have to walk. If a 4 hour shift at work causes me to limp, running full force for 6 miles will kill me.
So I thought I’d share my (tentative) race plan with you:
My doctor advised against me running the last leg of the race (I never told you because I knew I wouldn’t listen) I spoke to Jamie and Lyndsey about it and they know how much I want to finish this thing! So they’re letting me do the last leg
*The race finishes inside Copps Collesium and I really want to be the finisher…..call me a spoiled brat, I won’t argue* …in fact, I know it’s true.
Obviously I’ll give it up if come race day nothing it working right because the last thing I want is a DNF.
So my stretch is actually 10.5k (as mentioned on the ATB website) and the first 6.5k are all rolling hills, (I’ve run it before) super step, gradual inclines, followed by drops that force you to speed up faster than you want to go and then – THE MONSTER hill (I’ll take a pic on race day) that everyone advises walking up. Followed by 4k of flat road until the finish line.
So, what is my plan??
I am pulling a George Costanza and i am going to do the OPPOSITE 😉
Best show ever. FACT.
what is the opposite in hill racing??
well, instead of pacing myself up the hills and flying down them, I plan on burning up them so fast I’m exhausted and then walking down to avoid jarring anything <—– I think I’m a genius!
I am hoping the walk down will give me time to recover and then during the flat parts I can go at an easy pace. Plus, based on any injured runs I’ve done it’s the downhills that hurt me.
I also plan on walking through EVERY aid station. I want to get a good drink of water and relax! maybe even take a few pics in the name of the blog 😉
For the last hill I am going to walk and I am going to walk slow. Allowing everyone to breeze on by me, thinking that I’ve given up.
At the top I plan on busting out into a comfortable 8:40-9min pace and once I hit the 2mile mark I plan on busting out my 5k race pace ……
When I see that stupid 400 meter sign we all want to punch, I will run so hard that tears will be flying out the side of my eyes, a smile of mixed emotions will appear on my face and I will wave my silly spatulas at everyone cheering as I come flying past people who past me on those hills
I will turn and enter into Copps, most likely limping and look up at the clock – BEAMING!!!
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