**Preface- Sorry this is not a typical race report, although I did complete the race.**
Yesterday I went out yesterday with the full intention of running a 13 miler, with the last three miles being a progression for the FFFK.
I set out at my goal marathon race pace, planned on holding that pace and then speeding up for the last three miles. I was a bit hesitant when I started out. My knees have been bothering me a bit when I run, and I think its because (well I'm 99% sure its because) I need new shoes. In typical procrastinator Marci fashion I wait until I **need** shoes, and of course they are out of the highly coveted 7.5 shoe size at my local Running Room. I ordered a new pair in, they were supposed to come in within 3 days-1 week, but they still hadn't come in last week (I think there was a screw up along the way). I called last week and they said they should be in by this week (they weren't).
I typically wear Saucony Progrid Paramounts, but I have in the past worn Asics Gel Kaynos, so I should have just bought the Kayanos they had in stock right? Wrong, I decided to be cheap and wait for the Saucony's which still haven't come in.
So back to my run. As I am running the bottom of my feet feel sore, and I can feel my knees. Not good signs, so I stopped right? Wrong. Kept going, at finally just after 8.5K I felt a twinge in my IT band. I stopped running dead then. Why do I press my stttuppppid button when I start running!!!??!! Of course if I run in dead shoes I will get injured. My IT band is still sore this morning despite efforts to ice and stretch. I am driving to Markham today to buy the shoes there. I don't know if I should try running my 20 miler or not today. Any thoughts people? (Its really hard for me to sit it out).
**Actual race report if you didn't want to read about my stupidity above****
Back to FFFK, I ran 8.52K in 45 min 31 seconds (8:35 pace mi/min or 5:20 k/min) pace. So if I take this average pace, my 5K time would be about 26 minutes. Hubs also ran to support Nancy, he ran 5K in 22 min 12 seconds (his second run back since his cyst was discovered). Go Hubs!!
On a side note, Hubs is becoming really fast. Well, he always was, but he has been laid up with injuries for most of the last year that forced him to slow down. He was just picking up some serious speed before this Bakers cyst thing started. His doctor said go ahead and run, but if any pain happens, surgery may be required. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Looking forward to reading race reports today. Good luck racers. Thanks for reading!!