Signed up for my first race
Friday, October 22, 2010
So I've stated (here, to friends, my son, etc.) that I have set a goal of running a 5k. I decided yesterday that I want to run my first 'race' this year. I came across a site that lists tons of information on races of all sorts all over the state. (Google Run Georgia if you are interested...) I wanted to find something on a weekend morning, relatively close to home. I signed up for a 2 mile run for Dec. 11th. Not a 5k, but its a start.
There is a 5k that starts @ 1:50 am on November 7th. Called the Impossible 5k. Its impossible because runners finish with a negative time. Start @ 1:50am, time goes 'back' an hour @ 2:00am for Daylight Savings Time, and so you finish before your start time. Thought that was really clever - but its just 2 weeks away. I have not yet gone the 3.1 mile distance, so was afraid to sign up for that one. Last night I went for 23 minutes/1.8 miles, and I'm adding 1 minute with each run. (Every other day that is...)
There is another I MIGHT go for - on T'giving morning. 5 weeks to train. Maybe? I KNOW I can do the 2 mile on Dec. 11th. Doing my first 5k in just over a month sounds a little intimidating but I'm not ruling it out.