Week 1 of training for the NYC Marathon. This is where it starts. *slowly inhales*
Why not enter the largest 10k race? Hello Peachtree Road Race. (And also one of the main reasons I’m missing Anime Expo. The other being I need to save money)
(apparently I can’t embed iFrames. What kind of bs is that WordPress?)
While the words “Cardiac Hill” were a bit menacing and the humidity was above my standards (hint: non existent) the run itself wasn’t too bad. Slightly downhill for the first 3 miles, “Cardiac Hill” followed by another incline section till mile 5. The thing that threw me off was the final hill heading into the finish line at Piedmont Park. I was already picking up my pace (slightly) after mile 5, but I had to just dial a back down a bit or else major cramp-age was about to hill. The weather at the start was nice. A cool 77 ish with a slight breeze coming into you face. However the later half was pretty brutal. The already high humidity with no breeze was a bit much. Although I have been running more after work lately, I’ve only ran them at a conservative pace for low ish mileage. Also it didn’t help that my left foot began to go numb for a bit at mile 4, but feeling returned at mile 5 (whew). I saw the sign for mile 6, and pretty much ramped up my stride.
Now, 6 miles was supposed to be my long run for the week (Saturday), but I think I’ll do a shuffle of the runs just this once. I have three 3 mile runs lined up and a session of cross-training for this week. The new Brooks Gel Cumulus 17 feel great, but I may go for an even lighter shoe once I sort out my form and build a stronger core.