I did this race last year and it was okay - not awesome, but just fine. I really like it since I have been able to talk family into the 5K and to come out and cheer me in :)
But I can't decide if I want to race it or not... Last year when I ran this race, I wanted to kill my previous time and I ended up about a minute slower, so I was mad when I crossed the finish line. Add that to a bunch of family members there for the first time and it wasn't so fun.
Since I've taken 21 mins of my half time in the past few weeks, I'm at a point where I don't think I can do any better at the moment, so should I just go conservatively? And in that case, am I just being lazy and fearing a DNF? Maybe. But I don't want a repeat of last year.
The good news is that I have a friend running it and we will most likely rock it out together. That, coupled with extra sleep, a short walk to the start line from home, and family at the end should make this a super fun weekend.
Or.............. do I go for a PR? Maybe I'll just wait to see how I feel on race morning... that's what I did for Martian and it worked well for me!
In other news, kinda gross running related news, I lost another toe nail. Yeah, Detroit Marathon has now claimed two of them! The first one was a small nail that came right off to reveal a beautiful, shiny new nail underneath. No pain, no ugliness.
This one, however, is very much the opposite. It's on my big toe. It's been dying for awhile and getting progressively darker since Detroit, but finally saw its last day this week. It didn't/doesn't hurt at all, which is great, but it is hidious. And it's about to be summer sandal weather. Yuck!
So what do I do? Rock it out proudly in sandals even though I'm sure it will gross people out? Cover it with a bandaid all summer - but I HATE the sticky stuff/dirt/black lines that come along with a bandaid. Or get those toe socks/finger condom things and just cover it up all summer?
|Maybe this is my next step?|