I’m running again. I’m really happy about it.
I’m generally running two or three miles at a time, about three times a week, interspersing with cycling and elliptical training. But there’s a race coming up, so I’m ready to start focusing even more on running (although I know the cross-training will help and I plan to keep doing that, too.)
On April 30, there’s a local 5K, and I’m going to run it.
But I’m not just going to run it. I’ve set a goal for myself.
I want to run this 5K faster than I’ve ever run a 5K before.
Now, I’m pretty slow, so my Personal Record day would be somebody else’s Really Horrible Time day. (My nephew, for instance, who challenged me to a one-mile race a couple of Thanksgivings ago. He totally smoked me, as I knew he would.)
I’ve never run a 5K in under 31 minutes. A ten-minute mile is about as fast as I’ve ever been.
But this time, I want to beat it. I’ve got just over a month to train, and I’m going to be really hitting the speedwork and hills.
I won’t win the race. I probably won’t even win my age group (unless everyone else my age stays home that day). But I can still achieve my goal, I think.
If you want to run the 5K, too, you can get the registration form here.
You’ll probably beat me. But as long as I beat myself, I’m okay with that.
But if you’re in my age group, maybe you could stay home that day anyhow.