Thursday, April 09, 2009

Running Goal: 10k in May

Well, the gauntlet has been thrown. This past weekend I did get registered for the Flying Pig 10k, which is the day before Keith's marathon (early May). I hope I'm ready!

I did do a 4-mile run last Sunday, which gives me hope. My goal is to run 3 times a week throughout April, including 5 miles this coming Sunday, then 6 miles the Sunday after that. If I can manage that, I'll know I'm ready!

If it would just stop snowing here, that would help with the likelihood of me actually getting out to run.

Best-case scenario: I also do the 5k Run Wild for a Cure in Cleveland the following weekend, which benefits the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation—a cause that is very important to me. In some ways I'm more nervous about that race, though, because Keith's work friend is planning on running it. He's just started running recently, and is hoping to run a 10-minute/mile pace.

I don't have any kind of pace goal for the 10k. I just want to finish. I think there's a better than 98% chance that I run slower than 10min/mile for that one. But now that I have some personal competition for the 5k (even though I've only met him once), I would really like to be able to keep up or even beat him ..... but maybe I should just focus on getting my miles in, for now. That's challenge enough.


Anonymous said...

You weren't kidding about picking up the pace on the entries. My slow days of checking the Gapesnest multiple times, just waiting for an update, are over. I feel so, "in the know".

Good luck with that whole running thing. I'll just watch.

M. Lubbers said...

Thanks for the comment! It's good to hear that you've been awaiting more posts, and definite motivation to keep up the post count. I'll be doing my best!

And thanks for the running support. Although having an "anon" watcher sounds a bit creepy .... (brother?)

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FitGeGe said...

Yay for you, M!! I'm running a 5k next Thurs and am hoping to beat my previous time of 37 minutes. BUT, good luck to you!!! :o)

M. Lubbers said...

Thanks, GeGe! Good luck with your 5k; be sure to post and let us know how it goes!