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Which 5K should I do!?!? And when? Decisions!!

Monday, March 04, 2013

I REALLY want to do another race. I'm doing a 10K on 4/13, but I want a 5K before then. There is one this Saturday which I'm all for. I was about to sign up and thought "hmm..women's medium, or women's large!" I had no idea what shirt I needed! The last women's tech shirt I have from a race is a large, it's a little too lose, but that's ok. I can always exchange shirts anyways. So then I thought "ahh, but I have my first hour long personal training session on Friday, I'm not going to be able to run a 5K afterwards!" If I'm going to be as sore on Saturday as I was after the introductory, free PT session, then what is a real one going to be like? There was no way I was going to be able to run after that session! And then I also thought "I have to leave the house around 7, will I really be able to wake up around 6:30 since I'm not going to bed until 1 or 2?" UGH! But the course is awesome! It runs right through uptown Charlotte past both major hospitals. It would be awesome!

So I don't think I'm going to sign up for the race this Saturday. I REALLY want to though! I just don't know what to do! So I'm looking at races NEXT Saturday at St Patty's day. I really want to do a 4 miler, but it's just one road. How boring! There is no way I'd survive!
Then there is this other 5K on the 16th: shamrockshuffle.racesonl
How does that course even begin to make sense!? End at a different location than starting AND how do you run that in one loop while cutting through the middle? I'm so confused... Then there is Run the Creek, which advertises it's rolly hills... yeah, that's definitely NOT for me!

Hmm, I did just find one for this Saturday that is in the same location as the other one and starts an hour later, so that's definitely more doable. But that brings up the whole soreness issue! Ah! I don't know what to do!

UPDATE: I'm going to do the 4 miler! Yes, one road is boring, but I really can't do one this Saturday after a PT session on Friday! And I really like the idea of 4 miles. My goal is going to be 40 minutes. I can do it! ..I just have to sign up!
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  • BUSYMOM911
    The 4 miler is a good decision. The 4 miler is a little longer than a 5K, so it gives you a little more endurance towards the 10K.

    Too soon this Saturday for the others, as you said. I'm glad you found a good gym with a trainer who cares. Seems your life is starting to settle into a rhythm. You deserve it after all the work you've done graduating, finding a job and buying a house.

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    1719 days ago
    I'm glad you figured out which event works best for you! Good luck meeting your goal and have fun!
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    1719 days ago
    Enjoy the 4 miler! Sounds like you made the right choice for you! emoticon
    1719 days ago
    Awesome training plans. My family lives near Charlotte and my sister used to live downtown. I loved my runs near her house by the stadium. Always made things feel more fun. I hope you enjoy your races. Do you have a goal?
    1719 days ago
    You go girl! You'll do awesome! 40 minutes doing 4 miles would be awesome! Glad you were able to reach a decision! Sounds like a good one. :)
    1719 days ago
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