OK guys, I have a question. How smart is it to run a 10 mile race the weekend before the Virginia Beach Half Marathon, which I’m definitely considering my A-race for the season and hoping to achieve a sweet PR at?
I tried to make a pro/con list but I’m still not sure.
It will be a good tune up for race weekend.
It will acclimate me to running a race in heat and humidity with lots of people before race day.
Practice those aid stations.
It’s apparently a hugely fun and popular race (I’m considering the Annapolis 10 Mile)
It’s too close to the race.
What if I get hurt?
Will running it do more harm than good?
Will I have enough recovery time?
Is running 10 miles the weekend before a race bad for taper time?
Please leave me your advice. I’m really torn about this race. I want to do it, but I want Virginia Beach to be an awesome race. Help!
Last night was some speed work. I was supposed to do 3×1600 at 9:31. But after the first 1600 I got bored. So I decided to break up the last two 1600s into 800s and do 4×800 at 8:57. That was much more entertaining for me and I liked pushing the faster pace and working on my foot turnover. I walked a quarter mile in between each 800 so I made sure to recover plenty. It was a pretty killer work out that total six miles with the warm up, cool down and recovery time.
Taught a pretty challenging yoga class afterward with lots of planks. Overall, an excellent night of workouts.
Since I’m in the office again today, no Jillian, but I will be teaching yoga tonight.