My friend Lanz and I have been running buddies for a while – we live close to each other, work similar hours during the week, and both have the same desires, such as this:
Lanz has yet to run a 10km race, and we’ve been slacking with the running lately so I decided it was time to get our A’s into G and sign up for one. I was told about the Sportsman’s Warehouse 10km race on the 10th of November. I was hoping we’d have about 6 weeks to train, but that was probably just
common sense an excuse – 3 weeks will just have to be enough time for us to be race ready.
I have drafted a training programme for us to follow – and managed to get a decent number of friends to sign up for the race too. We will be running four times a week until Race Day. It won’t necessarily be easy but we’ll do it!
I have been having some niggles with my knee lately – I’ve been suffering from ITBS. I’ve rested for about 4 weeks now and it has healed up, but either I am running incorrectly, or my shoes are wrong because as soon as I start to run again, it starts. I don’t want it to happen again, as it can become chronic and it will most definitely interfere with my training so I’m off to see a biokineticist who specialises in running injuries this afternoon. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have this problem sorted out once and for all. Hopefully it’s an easy problem to solve, and I can hit the road quickly. Our schedule tells us we will be running 3km this afternoon – a nice, easy run to ease our way back into training.
I’ve only run one 10km race before – the Soweto Marathon – which I loved, I had so much fun. I also thought I had a decent time for my first ever race. I’m really hoping to get a PB on this next one.
If this by some chance inspires you to run, too, check out SA Active for entry details.