This week the topic is Favorite Things. Since there are very few things I am enjoying about the "Fall" starting (7 days of consecutive days over 100 degrees will do that to you) I have decided to discuss the 5 things I am looking forward to with my race this weekend: Dodger Foundation Inaugural 5k
Even though I have run approximately:
10 Half Marathons
1 Full Marathon
I have never run a 5k! I am very excited to have this be my first 5k. I will talk about what I am most excited about and then my goals for the race
1. It's an Inaugural Race
Hopefully this is a positive and not a hot mess but I am excited to do something that no one else has ever done.
2. There is a lot of excitement around baseball right now
The Dodgers and Angels are both rocking it so So Cal is very excited. I think it will bring a good atmosphere to the race.
I am excited-I eat pretty low carb in real life so anytime I can eat more carbs, I get excited. I want to make sure I have proper glycogen stores to be able to do well.
4. To push my limits
I have been working on speed and PiYo and other strength activities. I am ready to see what my body can do especially since it is finally a bit cooler for the first time this month. Also, I will be running this race without knowing anyone-I have not done this since the Disneyland 10k so I am excited for the experience.
It's a 5k so it will be over fast and it will be a 15 minute drive to and from my house WITH free parking! This may become my favorite local race. Also, now I will have a Dodgers shirt to wear to games!
This is the dream and for this to happen a lot of things will have to fall in place, mostly good weather. I know I will get there eventually but I want to get as close to it as I can now.
B-sub 32 minutes
I ran a PR of 5k in about 32 minutes on Tuesday. I think with the energy of the race and a few good nights sleep I hope I can hit this goal
C- sub 34:30 minutes
This is where my range for 5k has been lately so I am hoping to at least be able to hit this.
D-sub 36 minutes
I just want to be under 12:00 mile. There may be a narrow course, there may be issues (it is a first year after all) but I am confident I can do this
Make sure to follow me on Twitter as I will be posting after the race. and look for a recap in the early part of next week!
What are your plans for the weekend? Are you running a race?