Goals for the GMAA 5 Miler

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this will be my first 5 mile race. I’m optimistic about my performance. 5 miles just seems like a really comfortable distance for some reason. Long enough to be a challenge, but not so long that I need to commit to a ton of time for training, or feel like I want to die during the race.

As is customary, I’ve decided to set out some goals for the race. Of course, since this is my first 5 miler, I don’t have a really solid idea of what is realistic or reasonable, so I’m just going pretty basic.

  • Don’t get injured
  • Only walk while drinking water
  • Finish strong

And that’s it. Really. Nothing earth shattering. This is my first race in months and my longest run since my last 5 mile training run in mid-March (which was also my longest run since November). I’m not expecting any miracles. I’m just hoping for a fun run and hopefully some nice, springy weather. And a maple creemee after šŸ˜€

What’s your favorite post-race treat?

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17 thoughts on “Goals for the GMAA 5 Miler

  1. Jessica @ VEGGIE RUNNING MOMMA says:

    5 miles is an awesome distance. it’s my “go to” distance when I don’t know what to run.
    Great goals.!! My favorite post-race treat is coffee šŸ™‚

  2. charissarunning says:

    Good luck and have fun!! That maple creemee sounds perfect as a post-race treat. I usually crave something salty after a rice – like french fries!! But if I’m doing the fancy celebration thing (for those big races) it’s gotta be oysters and mimosas šŸ˜€

  3. Brittany says:

    Those are some great goals!
    My favorite post run treat is chocolate milk, hands down. Tons of protein for restoring muscles, and soo tasty!

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