This is my second repeat race of the year–I ran the race last year with a bunch of my coworkers, and had a great time. Unfortunately, the weather was terribly hot and humid, so it ended up being pretty much my slowest 5k ever. I didn’t mind, because I didn’t want to end up puking, and I also got to run the whole race with my coworker Lisa instead of speeding ahead solo.
The weather for this year looks PERFECT. Sunny and 66 degrees with a light breeze. I’ve decided that I’m probably just going to run my own race this year, because Lisa isn’t running. I’ve set a few goals, but nothing crazy. This race is CROWDED. Last year there were about 4000 registered runners and walkers, most of whom had no concept of race etiquette. This is not the race to attempt a PR, and since I have a fresh PR from the Jiggety Jog on Saturday, I’m content to just run a strong race.
- A Goal: Under 30 minutes
- B Goal: No walk breaks
- C Goal: Course PR (Under 36:04)
All of these goals are attainable. Nothing crazy. I’m honestly more excited about going out for dinner and drinks after than I am about the race itself. We’re all carpooling down after work, and then meeting at Positive Pie after the race for pizza and beer. What could be better?
Have you ever done a mid-week race?