I only put in a mile last night and mile tonight. I normally wouldn't do 2, 1-milers like that, but the weather just sucked tonight. 31/32F & freezing rain and the roads were slick (again). Yuck. I would much rather run 10 miles in -9F anyday than do a mile like I did tonight.
I also have to admit, my glutes on my left side have been a bit sore for the past three days. I actually had some tightness going on in my IT band area as well. Nothing major, but enough for me to say, "a mile is enough" only because I have the Midwinter Classic 10 miler coming up the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. I trained for that race last winter and it was postponed, rescheduled, then cancelled due to horrible weather. Lucky me, because the race was cancelled, meant I had free registration this year. Free registration - well of course! Sign me up. (in all honestly, it was free for me last year, Stacy actually registered me last year as well - it was all her idea to do this race - I did not want to do it). Anyway, I have never run a 10 mile race before - especially in the dead of winter. I don't have a baseline & I will get an automatic PR, but I want to do well. I'm hoping for something between my 10K and 1/2 marathon PR times. Makes total sense, right? We'll see. I also don't want the IT band issue to revisit, so resting the past two days was my plan. Oh and foam rolling, bengay, ibuprofen, yoga & rocking my aspaeris shorts.
How many of you are still streaking? Only a few more days left!!!
On another note, I chose a new WrightSocks winner. Originally, there were 10 winners posted. 9 winners emailed me within the 72 hours. It's been 120 hours since I posted the winners, so I picked another. Random.org chose #37........
So, miss Holly - can you please email me at runningwiththegirls AT gmail DOT com? Please! I'd like to email Tom this weekend! I'll give you 72 hours as well!