I usually don’t like to run much the day before a race, even a 5k, because I am always afraid of hurting myself or being too tired to run the next day.
But today I really felt like I needed to feel the road again, especially since I have only ran outside a few times this week, which have been the first in a long time thanks to a rather brutal winter we’ve had.
Today we just did two miles and when we started, everything was great. The path we took was familiar, so I knew right where the 1 mile mark is…I looked at my watch and saw 8:44! I couldn’t believe I was going that fast. So I kept on going.
Unfortunately, about three minutes later, I started to get some really bad cramps (the female kind, sorry guys). So I had to slow down a little bit and I’m sure I was making some great faces if anyone saw me. So the second mile was pretty slow but we still finished and stretched afterwards.
Distance: 2 miles
I feel okay now but I’m hoping that time of the month-and-a-half (long story) is not starting tomorrow. But I’m going to take good care of myself tonight and hopefully be good to go for the race tomorrow!
Do you rest the day before a race?