10K Training Update – Week 6

Redbud Almost there, baby! It’s been a great training so far. I am scheduled to run 5 miles tomorrow with my running partner. I am anxious to see how this feels for these old bones. I have found that once I hit 3.5 miles, my joints start to ache. In fact, this week I have been feeling a lot of knee pain. I am trying to rest as much as possible but my right knee really hurts. My cardios are strong, but my body feels it. So we shall see! I want you all to take my advice with a grain of salt because I am no expert. The only expertise I have is on my experience. And for me, keeping my pace steady is key. The first .6 of a mile is tough because I’m trying to get my breathing right. But once I cross over that hump, I set my pace. I ran in a 5K last September and kept my pace the entire time. There were people around me who would speed up and then slow down and speed up and slow down. I found that even though they’d pass me when they sped up, I eventually passed them up when they slowed down. It’s not easy on the ego being passed up but I have to remember this race is for me. I am trying to have my best personal runs. My taking on these races is for me. So, do you set a pace for yourself?

2 thoughts on “10K Training Update – Week 6”

  1. Cindy,
    Great job with your 10k training! I’m training for my 5th marathon in OKC and will be volunteering (and cheering!) at the Redbud this year. I love seeing non-runners fall in love with running just like I did, it’s such a wonderful feeling to cross the finish line. If your knee is bothering you, you might consider checking out whether you have the correct shoes for your body and running style. I had a lot of knee problems when I trained for my first marathon and found that I had the wrong shoes. Luckily I have been mostly free of knee problems since then. Good luck with your training and I know you’ll do great at Redbud!

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