Sometimes the universe tries to tell you something. Okay Spark Friends, 10 minutes ago, I saw something pop up on my feed that a local eatery that is a sponsor of a local race (Ethiopian Food, nom nom nom; Abay, check 'em out if you have a chance www.abayrestaurant.com/
) had a free race registration for the 1st person to respond. Someone "liked" it prior to me, but I was the 1st to write something. Reader, you know where this is going.
Looks like by default, I'm registered for my first 5K. Time to bone up on my reading and plumb the depths of collective wisdom on Spark People to figure out what I need to know to run my first 5K. Did I mention it's in 2 weeks? No? Uh...yeah.........
A little background, my fitness background is cycling, as you can probably guess from my Sparkpage. Last week I rode a metric century, 100 kilometers or approximately 63 miles or so. I'm not coming straight off the couch. That said, running is not my discipline. Don't know anything about chips or timing, or pretty much anything about running. I don't run or jog (other than in place playing Wii or doing fitness dvds) I've been playing around with the idea of entering an adventure race (running, cycling, kayaking) but haven't because I'd have to train to run, and at this point, I couldn't see cutting into my ride time.
Is this wise? Probably not, but then again, that's me, sometimes. So, if you had two weeks to prepare, what would you suggest for a complete running noob? I'm approaching this with the same attitude I had for my 1st mountain biking race, I just want to finish. DNF isn't an option. DFL is a distinct possibility and an acceptable outcome. Any helpful hints? Thanks in advance, friends!
Oh, P.S. anyone who can tell me what a race packet is gets +10 karma and a shoutout in my race report, assuming I survive.