Tish’s 10K Training: Is Semi-Serious Respectable?
I swear y’all are going to start thinking I’m Jenn’s minion, but I’m taking the same approach to training for our upcoming Rock ‘n’ Roll 10K in Brooklyn, courtesy of Brooks Running. (I’m sure this surprises everyone.) There are many reasons for my lackadaisical approach: I’ve never received warnings that I could die from not training appropriately for six miles. (The whole death thing really fueled me for marathon training!) I know I’m running with fun gals who will motivate me when needed, and I’ve been traveling, which always messes up my schedule and focus. (That should have been one of my confessions.)
I have at least kept up my short runs during the week. I strive for two miles a day, but I swear I keep ending up running beside the stinkiest man I have ever smelled so I always finish early. I can’t help myself. I’m super sensitive to smell, and I can’t run when I’m about to throw up from smelling day-old booty. Ew, ew ew! I’ve gotten in two five-mile runs on the weekend, too. This is what gives me peace of mind that I’ll be good to go. That being said, I think I’ve established a good foundation to go out there and act a fool. I’m so ready for cooler weather! (Los Angeles has been disgustingly hot.) I’m so ready to hang with the girls! I’m so ready to be done with training!
My post-race plan? Brooklyn pizza! What can I say; I’m a predictable one. —Tish