Today was the Capital 10K. I really prefer longer distances, but I put this on my calendar most years. It’s a huge party to usher spring into Austin. It has a classic Keep Austin Weird vibe, it’s a beautiful course, and once in a while it’s fun to not worry about pre-race nutrition, being out there for hours, how many gels I should bring etc. Just wake up and go!
I met my friend Steve, who I have a long tradition of doing this race with. This year the did away with runner/ walker corrals, and it was a free for all. They had suggested pace markers but it was clear people started where ever they pleased. But that’s one thing about this race…if you are going to get worked up over stuff like that, it’s not the race for you. Think of it as a 6 mile run you can push yourself on a little. We had a great time and finished in 51:56. I was pleased. Of note, just to relive my glory days, my best time ever on this course is just over 40 minutes. I was super happy with my sub 52 minute time today. Yay for being old. A super cool touch was food trailers at the finish. There was a vegan trailer and a cupcake trailer! Only in Austin! But my heart was set on a latte so we went corporate and hit a Starbucks. A big thanks to Steve for running with me.
I had a really good run yesterday and feel like I am getting my legs back after a period of being really slow. I think I just needed a break from 20 miles every weekend. I am feeling more confident about some future goals (post to come).
Ok, a brief meal planning for the week:
Vegan eggplant parmesan (2 nights worth of food)
Whole wheat pasta with Mmmm sauce
Vietnamese take out
And less cake. I ate too much cake this weekend.