Thursday, May 12, 2011

Getting Ready

I did my last training run before my 5K yesterday afternoon and I felt great. I started off very slow and even walked some. I really didn't want to burn my legs out before the race so I only did 2.3 miles instead of the planned 3 miles. While I was running I felt great. I felt relaxed, smooth, strong, and pretty confident. That last run made me very excited about racing this weekend. At the end of my run/walk I decided to throw a few sprints in to test my speed before the race. Before yesterday the fastest pace I had ever run was 7:21 and it was during a sprint. I wasn't expecting to pull out a great sprint but I was just hoping that it wasn't going to be anything too slow. When I got home and synced by Garmin it said my fastest pace was 6:17! I was so excited with how fast it was. Seeing that number made me even more excited about racing this weekend.

I have not picked out my race day outfit yet solely because the weather keeps changing about every 5 minutes. Callen has to go to New Jersey to help fix up the beach house so he will not be running this weekend with me. This means I can race and not just go out for a fun run. The race starts at 9:00 and it is about a 45 minute drive there so I am thinking about getting up at 6:30 to make sure that I have enough time to get a good breakfast in me and make it to the race without getting lost. Since this is my first 5K I am not going to set any time goals for  myself. I do however, want to finish strong with a smile on my face and enjoy the race as much as possible.

1 comment :

  1. yeahhhhhh!!! FIRST 5k!!! i am so excited for you! love your goal to finish strong with a smile...those are the best races :)

    good luck! hope the weather is nice!