Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tonight, despite suffering from a cold, lack of sleep, and a week of hell -- I completed my goal of running five 5k's this running season. Now that it is over (during the race I didn't feel this way), I can say I am glad that I made myself pre-register for the race three days ago. I made myself sign-up so that I would go, no matter what was going on. Knowing that it was coming up gave me no excuses not to practice and run ahead of time.
I must also say that this was, by far, the most competitive race I have been in to date. It was a pink, breast cancer research fundraiser and an all female race. There was close to 400 women in the race. Several women -- all different age groups -- came in at 21 minutes! I ran it in 30.06 and came in tenth for my age group. What a workout it was!
Next year I am going to keep five 5ks as my annual goal, but I am going to work on speed. I am also going to add a half marathon in. I should be able to do this once I heal from my foot surgery this Fall.