Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pre-Race Prep

My next 5k race is tomorrow. Can't believe it's here already! Time is flying!!!

I've trained the best I could. Not perfect, just OK. It's been interesting & frustrating, waiting for my body to recover from my last half marathon. I guess, for me, I may have over done it a smidgen with doing so many in such a short time. My last one was June 9th and it took a good two weeks before I was back to my regular training level.  So I've had about 10 days to get ready for this race. Does not seem like enough time.

Oh I have no doubt I can do it....it's just that I want to beat my time from last year ~ I came in at 45.2 minutes. After my last race, I was hoping to train to beat that number!! Really hope that I can do it!

The difference this year....My daughter is running it with me. She's focused! She has a great pace. I can't keep up with her, but at least I have something to focus on. The other thing I've got in my pocket, is experience. I have a number of races under my belt and I know this course. Super flat! Other things I have now, that I did not have last year is...I have a watch. Can't believe how important this is to me. I know how long it takes me to run a mile and if I can watch the time click toward my finish, it helps so much. Other things that help is knowing what to wear, how to prepare my feet and legs to be ready, I know about nutrition, water and rest and I also know about the mental part of getting this done. The best thing that I have is music. I have a great selection and it really revs me up and keeps me focused!!

So with that I'll say. I'm ready!!

Can't wait. I will let you know if I am successful in beating my time!!

How about you....Are you racing towards your goal?

Keep focused!


  1. oooh, I can't wait to hear how it goes! I could not agree with you more about the tunes - SO important!! Have a great time!

  2. I almost want to run... you are READY. Have a GREAT race, stay focused and ENJOY!

  3. Good luck! I can't wait to hear how it turns out. Be sure and listen to your body, please don't hurt yourself just for the sake of breaking a record.

  4. Like you I can't believe it's come around so quickly.

    All the best for your race. You'll be running while I sleep.