There is a 10k race next weekend in a nearby city and I am considering doing it.
Not that I am itching to race because I do not like racing that much (especially when I am not in tip-top shape) but I am interested to see what I can do. I hate doing "fun races", definition of a fun race being a race when you are not trying to win/PR/beat someone, but I will do an exception this time:)
However, I cannot decide whether this race will hurt me more physically or psychically.
Will I get over 43min 10k? AND/OR Will my ITB survive it?
I do not know. ITB seems to be a higher risk, I get over bad races quite fast. And in this case I even have several very valid excuses, like for example running a total of 60k since last September and not even biking or swimming properly in last 2.5 months, so I cannot even count on the general fitness since I lack that one too. So yes, I will get over that 10k fast.
Ok, maybe I am itching to race a little bit:) Last time I did a running race was in Jan last year so of course I would like to run a race!
Plus this race starts at 12:30pm (not like crazy US races that start at 7am) and it costs 6Eur (not like crazy US races that cost 30USD). Plus all participants have free entry to a nearby swimming pool:)
Basically, I am in "mentaly". Physically, I shall see how ITB holds on in next few days. I ran 20min yesterday and 30min today and so far so good.
I am 100% positive that now that I said it out loud my ITB will start protesting! Just wait till tomorrow. Stupid ITB. It is like it had it own brain! And it is always "playing" against me!
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