It’s that time again. Time to get things off my chest with Marcia’s Runfessions at Marcia’s Healthy Slice…
1. I runfess…
I usually enjoy not wearing my Garmin during a race because I feel no pressure. So for the Prospect Mountain Road Race, I left it home and used my Apple Watch instead. But I didn’t start the Strava app. Obviously I don’t use the Apple app often. It showed the time and splits for the run. However, I was disappointed that it didn’t show an elevation map.
I guess I need to wear my Garmin again for races (at least hilly ones.)
Do you like to see the elevation for your runs and/or races?
2. I runfess…
I used to love 5k races. I ran them a lot! I enjoyed them. I used to win my age group. Yadda Yadda.
Whether it’s due to age or the Pandemic, but any speed that I once had has disappeared.
They are now HARD! It’s such a struggle.
I think I may want to only run longer races…..
Do you enjoy short races? Does your finish time matter?
I was complaining during the Pandemic that all events were cancelled so I had hike or run alone every evening.
Now things have opened up. Activities have been scheduled.
First on Thursday evenings, I started walking with two former co-workers. And I still do every week.
Soon, Thursday Trail group runs will be starting up again (after a year off).
Also the Freihofer Training Challenge is scheduled (after a year off). Instead of big groups, this year, there will be many small groups. So far, the Advanced group was been scheduled… You guess it. On Thursday!
Anyone else now have scheduling conflicts?
4. I runfess…
My feet still hurt. They have not stopped me from running (just slowed me down,)
I thought zero drop shoes were the answer.
No miracle cure.
So I decided to go back and try a higher drop shoe.
Now I am really confused, my feet felt the same. Still not a fair assessment since it wasn’t a half marathon.
Does anyone wear BOTH high drop and low drop running shoes?
As you know I love to race. So I’ve already signed up for fall races.
and for a fall race-cation:
Have you signed up for any fall races or race-cations?
Happy Running! Anything to runfess this month? Please share.
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