Well, that was not the confidence builder I’d hoped for.
I didn’t get my 1.5s in — I was running late and jogged from the parking garage, then managed to do a couple laps around the Circle before the race started. (I also jogged with Susie to her car and back — hi Susie!)
So…maybe .75ish? Then I ran the 10k, which I’m sure you’ve gathered did not go well. I felt good. Strong. Weather was gorgeous…
Bunions were killing me. This is usually the indicator that I need a new pair of shoes, and I always wait too long. I hold out through awkwardness, long past discomfort and then agony sneaks up on me and ruins my day.
I actually had to walk. I re-laced at about mile 4, and that helped a little. I ending up running an embarrassing 1:13, which surprised me — I thought I did much worse. It felt like three hours. And I got beat by an old lady in a running skirt.
Anyway, live, learn. And don’t run in old shoes.
Anyone else have bunions? What do you do after a race? Ice? Heat? Chain saw?