I just did my first ever 5k race! It was a charity race to benefit UNICEF held in three Spanish cities at once: Santander (where I ran), Madrid and Valencia. There were over 5,000 people running between the 5k and 10k sections.
I managed to finish in just under 35 minutes with only about three minutes of walking (mainly due to one large and unexpected hill), which is very similar to what I have been doing on the trails near my house. It was a great experience and I can't wait to sign up for my next race!
"Many things that cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by litte" - Plutarch
Decided yesterday to go ahead and run today in the 5K Fun for "RED" iness to support disaster relief efforts for the Red Cross. It was a nice, cool morning for a run:) I probably shouldn't have ran that 8 miles yesterday (first time to run that far) because my muscles were a little sore today. Oh well, I still had fun. Plus I got a coupon in my packet for an hour long muscular massage
The RRRR (Rum Running Rookie Runners) team is running in a 198 mile Ragnar Relay from Madison WI to Chicago IL. The team includes: TORTUETOO (Jenny), SUEZETTE-414, CNTRYGAL_9 (MaryAnn), SP_COACH_NANCY, DEEJ4FITNESS (Donna), 11SPROUTS (Anne), TIGGER622 (Dani), ROOT4HOME (Elsa), and friends Mimi, Cheryl, Erin, and Steph.
Saturday, June 9th:
BOOMAC1961 - 10K - the Daily American 10K in Somerset PA
2BEABETTERME - 5K - the Lederhosenlauf 5K in St Paul.
MIRAGE727 - 5K - the 2012 RAP River Run 5K in New Port Richey FL in support of the RunAway Alternatives Project House.
BOBBYD31 - 100K - metric century bike ride
LDRICHEL - 5K - local race to raise money for their local homeless shelter
Doin' the 2012 RAP River Run 5K in New Port Richey, FL on June 9 for a great cause, The Runaway Alternatives Project (RAP) House. I love to support in this way. On side note, as I run for my health and personal bests, I will always feel a part of this group!
Edited by: MIRAGE727 at: 6/7/2012 (18:38)
Monty, Team Leader *SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Running Program *Spark Triathlon Team *Spark Florida - The Official Team
Upcoming Races: Run for Peace Carillon, FL 101915 Rocktoberfestival 5K Palm Harbor 102415 Honeymoon Half Honeymoon Island, Fl 110715 Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot Clearwater, Fl 112615 Best Damn Race Safety Harbor, Fl 020716
I'm doing the Lederhosenlauf 5k on Saturday in St. Paul. There is a German themed costume contest, I wish I was creative enough to come up with an easy to run in themed costume...it'll be fun to see what others dress-up as!
Good Luck to all the racers!
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