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 5K Your Way Running Challenge *Spark Triathlon Team *Spark Florida - The Official Team
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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