Red, red wine… you gave me a headache.
Yes — I indulged Saturday evening in wine and chocolate, and apparently I’m not used to either. The result was a bit of a headache Sunday morning, despite drinking LOTS and LOTS of water.
No matter. I couple of Advil later, I was feeling fine and off to Lady Bird Lake for a run.
It’s true that I planned to back off quite a bit this week and next so I can rest, but the Cap10K is coming up, and I still need to run a little.
Jenny and I added another mile to our run — this time running the loop between the MoPac bridge and the Congress Avenue bridge. That’s nearly 5 miles.
I felt really good. My breathing was steady, my legs felt strong, and for a good bit of the way I was able to concentrate on form — making sure my feet were hitting the ground mid-foot, bringing my legs into a figure-4 and hinging forward at my ankles so my bodyweight would propel me forward.
We paced ourselves — and we finished in 50:27. That does NOT include our water stops, which were brief.
I would really like to finish the Cap10K in under an hour. I wonder — can I do it?