Hey everyone! I’m slowly getting back into regular life after Maine. After resting all day Sunday in the car, I resumed my running training on Monday. If you’re wondering why I need to start running again so soon after all that hiking, it’s because I’ve got the Runner’s World 10k this Saturday! I’m so nervous about running this race. The farthest I’ve run during my training was 4 miles, but I can feel that I’m much more prepared than I was for my first 10k back in April. Even so, I’m so tempted to step down to the 5k option, especially since I have another 10k a few weeks from now. I really don’t want to get injured! I wish my long weekend runs hadn’t been cancelled the last 2 weeks (first I got sick and then I spend last weekend hiking up to 10 miles a day!) but at least I kept running 3-4 miles on my weekday runs! What would all of you smarter runners do? Has anyone else ever gone into a race a few miles short of their intended training plan?
I spent today freaking out a bit, but I just read this blog post from Go Go Mountain Girl and it made me feel so much better! She’s prepping for a marathon which is so much more badass than a 10k, and she’s got some amazing tips for keeping your cool before/during/after your next race. Who doesn’t get a bit of anxiety before a race? I’m going to definitely take her advice and chill out a bit before Saturday! And for everyone who is actually trying to fully train for a 10k, I have this link from Active.com that outlines how to prepare for a 10k race. Follow your training plans people!
And just because I miss Maine so much already, here are some more pics! The ones I uploaded from my phone for blog posts #1 and #2 have nothing on these!
Andrew and The Beehive (the trail runs along the steep left side!)
The summit of Gorham Mountain (see the ridge in the background? That’s the Cadillac Mountain South Ridge trail that we hiked!)
Ok, now I promise I’m done talking about Acadia! At least until next fall! For everyone who is bored of my hiking posts, get ready for the running posts again! Yaaaay running!