Headed down to the Tan today to do my scheduled 8km run. I had a few options up my sleeve to enable me to run this 8km with a group. My first option was to try and make it to the Saturday R4K training session and the second option was to do the Federation Square session on the Monday if I couldn’t make the Saturday one. I just felt I needed to do this run with a group as I wasn’t feeling very confident and I thought a group would push me along. For some reason the “We Can Walk it Out” Fun Run popped into my head which I actually did last year, the 4km walk/run. I decided to look it up on the net to find out when it was going to be on this year and coincidently it was on today. This is a really low key Fun Run and the money raised goes towards Womens Cancer Foundation, ovarian in this case, so it is for a really worthy cause. I was really happy to do it and it suited me that it isn’t a full-on race as I wanted to run slow 🙄
I actually ended up completing it a couple of more minutes longer than the Zoo Run, so I think I probably need to slow pace a little more. I must admit I am getting a little confused with different runs and the pace they should be run at. I am gathering info left right and centre to help me with my running 😉
The run was in the opposite direction that you usually run , perve laps 😆 , and I have to say it felt really weird. I was a little disappointed as I did want to run up the Anderson Street hill, it was still challenging though. My orthotics started rubbing on the right instep towards the end which was a bit painful but I conquered on. The other niggle, yawn, I have had is slight sciatica pain and I am wondering if the x-trainer has brought that on again. All in all though a good run. I did think at some stage early on “I am not going to be able to do this”, but by the 5km mark I felt great.
I just have to decide now whether to do one more 8km run next week-end or increase to 10km and then repeat distance the following week-end. I figure I should be able to get up to 12km before R4K if “all goes to plan” 🙄