Post # 1
I am running a 5 mile race on Thanksgiving. I don’t care about the time so much as running the entire thing. I ran 4 miles 1-2 weeks ago, and no more than 3 miles at a time. I haven’t been feeling quite up to par, and have toned down my running due to that. I am trying to figure out whether it is better to run today or just rest. I won’t be able to run much if at all after today until Thanksgiving. Please give me some guidance! Thanks.
Post # 3
What about a short (1-2 mile) walk today and a nap?
We are also running a 5 mile race on thanksgiving and have been fighting injuries and sickness for the past two months. We ran about a mile and a half today and walked two and half miles. Our plan is to walk 3 miles on tuesday and whatever happens on thanksgiving is what happens. There’s always another race.
Post # 4
@guitargirl:If you can do 4 1/2 you can do 5, just focus on your breathing, drink water, and keep putting one foot in front of the other. You can DO IT!
Post # 5
ETA: Today, do a short run, or a fast walk. You should be tapering anyway 🙂
Post # 6
I’m also doing a race on Thanksgiving – A 10K in Detroit. I think you’ll be just fine resting or taking an easy day today. My ran 4 miles on Friday and I plan to do 2-3 miles today, then resting up for Thursday. You’ll probably have a lot of adrenaline for the actual race so the first few miles should fly by. Good luck!
Post # 7
Take an easy day. It might feel good to get moving, so you could do the stationary bike or elliptical, or just an easy walk. On race day, just put one foot in front of the other and enjoy it!
Post # 8
I would run 2-3 miles at your regular pace. Eat well and stay hydrated over the next couple of days. The crowd and your adrenaline will help you get to 5 miles without any problems!! Have fun!! And think of the delicious feast waiting for you once you get home.