Wise C25k folks, I need your sagely advice.
I was doing well increasing my distances towards a HM, but pulled back about a month ago once I hit 13k because my joints were starting to get achy. I decided to hold out in the 10k neighborhood for awhile and get used to that distance before creeping up again.
A colleague wants us to sign up as 8 mile 'bunners' on June 13th. This is an 8 mile run through a lovely farming district south of town. It involves running the 8 miles, with two pit-stops along the way for mandatory cinnamon bun consumption. This sounds like the best idea ever (the other options are a HM distance and an 8 mile run, I'm surprised anyone picks those options when the bun-run is a choice), but better if I had been running that distance regularly.
Do you think I'd be okay to put in the 13 k for the race even though I haven't done that distance since mid-April? I use the word race loosely. I'm okay run-walking this. I also figure after the second bun it might be more walking than running If you folks think this is a good idea, should I try for a 11-12 k or so this weekend and then shorter runs next weekend?