Saturday, July 27, 2013

Upcoming Races- Trying to Build Running Momentum

So now that I have 3 5Ks under my belt, I figured why not take the next step and go for a 10k. So I checked around and this one struck my eye.
Photo property of the Brewers and MLB
Not ready for the mini marathon yet so I will be attempting the 10K. Anyone that knows me knows I love baseball and any opportunity to participate in a run sponsored by a MLB team, count me in! I was pretty impressed with the Sausage Run I did this month sponsored by the Brewers so I am sure I can expect the same level of race with this one. I am a bit nervous as the farthest I have run on a treadmill is 5 miles and outside is 4. The minimum pace you need to maintain is 16 minute miles. Even at my slowest I have never really dropped below 12:30 per mile, so I think I am good even if I have to run/walk at times. I am planning on joining my towns runners club, I think it will be a good way to get me outside running more and feel safe running with others. I currently spin twice a week, then usually run the treadmill twice since it is so hot out.
Does anyone currently belong to a runners club, thoughts?
Before I make the big jump to the 10k I have one more 5k in August. I am going to do the Rally for Autism race, a few of my co workers are organizing the run so I thought it would be a nice way to support them and the cause. While Independence Grove is not my favorite place to run, I figured it would not be too bad as it might not be a huge race. I just need to make sure I get in front of the walkers! No more bobbing and weaving for 1 mile!!
Anyone have any big races they are gearing up for? Any tips or advice on training for a 10k?

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