I attempted the Les Bois 10K as a training run for Race To Robie Creek. I signed up for it because I enjoyed it last year. I never run in these trails and so it was a nice change of scenery for me.
I did a warm up before the race and felt OK. My sleep was OK. I wasn’t gonna blast any course records but just wanted to get the miles in on the trail. I
have had a half marathon coming up.
|The race crowd|
I gave myself shin splints in January and they are not perfect. I was feeling the front of my shins just so crampy and tight for the first 2 miles. I did a run/walk thing.
|At the start|
They finally loosened up with a mile left to go until the turnaround. I did do more walking then what I would have preferred.
|Walking for the camera.|
At the turnaround, it was a nice downhill. I wasn’t gonna blast downhill but I stayed a pretty consistent pace almost the whole 3 miles. I did do 7 trail miles the day before so my quads were burning on this downhill. I didn’t think it would bother me but I did have to stop and give them a little break a couple of times. Then my knee started swelling and getting stiff. I don’t know what is going on with my knee but it was not happy.
I KNEW this photo was gonna be silly and not my best, but I had a smile on my face and that was all that mattered.
The run was not my best, but not my worst. I know what I need to focus on and I will be getting an answer on what my knee issue is.
Did you run a race lately? How did it go?