James initially had a goal of running the 10k straight. That fell through when he didn't train so we broke it down over the week. Today we finished our 10k. We went to Huron Park near us and decided to do a trail run. We also were making our video for the contest they were running along with the 10k run.
With a name like Lord of the Bling, you can guess what geek theme the race was. Lord of the Rings of course! The video contest was a You Shall Not Pass video. We used River as our monster and I was the runner trying to pass James who was Gandalf. Here is our resulting video.
We had a good time doing it too! It took several takes and some editing, but we got it!
Today we did the following intervals:
5 rounds of 3 minutes run/1 minute walk
4 rounds of 4 minutes run/1 minute walk
We did this all on trails. That is something I'm not used to , but James is. He helped me a lot by talking me through it. It was nice to run in the shade almost the whole time though. We didn't like the mosquitoes at all! They could have stayed in hiding.
James loved doing this run and can't wait to get his medals in October for the series. We have one more in the series and that's in October. That one is a 5k or half-marathon. James will be doing the 5k option. I have to look at the dates, but I may be doing the half-marathon if it's at the same time as the half I'm already running.
We also took a couple of before and after pictures today.
Tomorrow my only running partner will be River. We are planning a 4-5 mile run in the morning and on Sunday I have a long 8 mile run planned. It feels so good to be back on track! James will be running with me on Wednesday next week. It will be nice to have him back with me after having several days of him not running with me.