My First Race!!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I did it! I finally signed up for a race!!! I have been putting it off with lame excuses such as not having someone to run with me, but I thought about it and honestly, I'm not going to be talking to the person when I'm running anyways so therefore it's not a valid excuse!!! Also, since this race is run by my friend's mother and is rather big in the city I live in, I figured there will be no better race to be my first than this one.
I initially wanted to do the half marathon. I run more than 3K and 5K when I workout at the gym or run outside and a 10K isn't hard for me to complete either. However, I started to train and then noticed that they moved the run up 3 weeks so I obviously didn't have enough time to complete my training. Therefore, I signed up for the 10K. I did a trial run yesterday to see how long it takes me to complete it when I'm just running my constant pace and it took me 50 mins. I can't believe it took me that long!! I am hoping that I can shave 5 minutes off my time but since the race is April 5th, that might be a bit of a stretch!!!
The other nice thing is that I recently got asked to do some marking by a professor that I had in my undergrad. Since that's going to send a couple hundred bucks my way, I think I am going to treat myself to a new pair of running shoes. If I get them this week then I can work them in for my race in three weeks!! Yay!
Wish me luck!!!