I decided to go ahead and attempt this run after really not doing anything for the last 6 weeks after some medical issues and a rib injury. Ive run...maybe 3-4 times in the last 6 weeks since my last (and first) 10K run. I was not really feeling it when I woke up - knee issues, stomach problems, general fatigue. But I went anyways because it was a fun PJ run with a decent expo/post race activities.
I definitely did much better than I thought I was going to do - I was able to run about 85% of it (and really only had to walk because of major GI issues) and maintained a pretty decent pace for me at 12:00min/mile for the first 5K and then had to slow down and take a few 30 sec walking breaks. (darn stomach ughh).
I learned that as cute as PJs are, i will never run in them again. I also learned that my running blocks are mostly mental because physically I felt strong and definitely wasnt tired after the race, but my last couple attempts at running, I usually stop after a mile or two because i"m just not feeling it. But now I feel re-energized and re- motivated to keep up my training for an October Rock N Roll 1/2. I might just have to pay to go do my long runs with a bunch of people and get some medals
Ive been doing a lot of hiking which I think has helped A LOT because I had no hip pain this run unlike the previous 10K where the pain was pretty bad.