Thursday, May 09, 2013
My training for the 34th Annual Mayfaire 5K, the largest race in our community, is as completed as it is going to get. The race is Saturday evening at 7pm and over 1600 people are expected to participate. I couldn't do the whole training plan due to an injury, but I did a lot of it. Whether I run it in 32 minutes or 30 or 28 or better, as long as I finish with a smile on my face (and in an upright position wanting to do it again - per ONEKIDSMOM) I will consider it a success.
The weather report is a bit intimidating. We've been having nice weather. For my Monday evening run at 6pm was it was 75 degrees. But race time temperature is now predicted to be 90 degrees. I will hydrate and will wear a tank top. I'll be fine. Although I haven't done much heat running this year in the past I've tolerated it pretty well.
My nephew is running it as well; I'm not sure about my niece yet. It may be the first time my nephew doesn't achieve a PR, because this race will be hot and hilly. You may remember in January he did his first 5K in 49 minutes, February in 47 minutes, March in 45 minutes, and April he made it in 43 minutes. So I hope he's not too disappointed if he is slower. We'll see.
Monday evening despite being able to feel my injury (sore muscles under glute), I ran one mile in 9:13 and a second in 9:19 very easily. Yesterday I did a treadmill 3.5 mile workout slower than that. So I'm as ready as I'm going to be for Saturday evening. After the race there will be food, bands, and fireworks. I expect to celebrate -- no matter what happens!