I am entered in a 10k next week, and had never attempted the distance until today. I wasn't sure if I would run the distance today because I had planned to run hard at yesterday's 5k. However, since the course was messed up, I didn't really run all out. Nonetheless, I still wasn't sure what I was going to run today until well after I left my apartment. I thought about running on the Meredith college track, but once I got to the greenway I decided to run the Greenway to the Museum and then to run the loop around the museum twice. I was sure of the exact distance but knew it would be over 10k and a more difficult run than next week's race course. It was a really nice day for a run, a little chilly and a bit windy but sunny.
NC's longest pedestrian bridge which is part of the Greenway.
This greenway is all hills, so it was a good chance to practice shortening my strides on the up hills. My legs felt surprisingly fresh throughout the entire run. I didn't try timing the run in order to avoid creating a certain level of expectation for myself at next wees race. This run was just to see if I could handle the distance, which was no problem at all. After I returned home I mapped the course and found out that I had past 10k the ease. Overall, this run was exactly what I needed, just a nice long relaxing run on a nice day. Next weeks 10k will just be me laying down a base time, so I just want to enjoy running as much as I can over the next week.