Friday, May 6, 2011

Racing Debut

Tomorrow is race day! I am so excited to actually be running a race tomorrow - AND WITH MY HUSBAND! I can hardly stand it (and he seems totally uninterested and unfazed by my excitement). It's been several months since I've competed in a race of any distance, and I've missed the discipline of a set training regimen a little.

Anyway, Jeff completed the Couch to 5K program a few months ago and has been running about 3 miles 3 times per week since. We were (finally) able to get our boys situated to BOTH make it to a great 5K nearby in the morning. YAY!

The Market Street 5K is a great out-and-back race on a trail down by the river in Columbus, MS. The course is completely flat and very shaded. The weather forecast for the morning is perfect! All that in taken into account: I am going for a 5K PR tomorrow - 27 minutes. It's ambitious, but I'm hoping my competitive nature will kick in and help me push a little harder. Last year, I ran the course in 32:05, so we'll see what I can muster up in the morning.

Will try to get some pics of the "happy couple" post race!

1 comment:

  1. Glad that you are back at the races. Can't wait to hear the results. What a great morning for racing, especially in May. Wow!

    I'm racing tonight in Houma, LA. Will be warm by that time, but that's ok, will "do what I can do".