So this is what the 30s are all about? NyQuil?
Honestly, I’d like to give my body a huge BRAVO for steeling itself against the plague germs until after the race. While I would prefer not to feel like kaka right now, I’m super grateful that I stayed healthy when it mattered.
My legs are ready to run but my body says “hell nah.” Since I can’t get outside and run around on my half marathoner legs (I’ll stop saying it soon, promise), I can at least plan my next race!
Lake Chabot is a beautiful regional park in the East Bay. This race has 5 Mile, Half Marathon, Marathon and 50K events. I’ve never done a trail race and have very minimal experience running on trails. I’m doing the 5 mile event which only has an elevation gain of about 250′. About 70% is on paved paths. That feels really manageable and since I haven’t done this distance in a race before, it’s an automatic PR!
On the long list of things I’m interested in exploring is trail running. I hope to get a few runs in at Tilden Park and Lake Chabot before the race on November 3rd.
Might just have to treat myself to a new pair of shoes….
…..that made me feel a bit better.
Calling all trail runners: top tips for a newbie?