Friday, July 10, 2009

Run like hell and get the agony over with

Rebecca Run is tomorrow. It was my first ever 5K last year (I do things backwards) and I surprised myself with a 23:37 (and 1st in AG) finish.

It's a great community event, well-supported and well-organized. It's just minutes from home and takes place at a local park where we run often. The course runs along narrow winding trails, some paved, some gravel, some boardwalk. The website even states "We are not billing this as a 'personal best' course." What do they know? :)

Racing a 5K is tough. It hurts every step of the way. I hate every second of it... until the finish line. And then, hopefully, it's worth it.

My goal for this year? Sub-23:00. Or at least a PR. I've done the work. I feel ready. I have my trusty husband pace bunny all lined up (I convinced him to sacrifice his own race to run with me). Anything can happen on race day, but I'm ready to go for it. As the title of this post says, I'm going to run like hell and get the agony over with.

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23 comments:

Mark said...

That's the spirit! I like that strategy:)

Marci said...

Good luck! I am sure you will do great!

teacherwoman said...

Rock on, girl! Run like hell! :)

yumke said...

I've seen your intervals done with your hubby as pacer. He'll take you there but remember that you'll be doing it on your own legs..

Jen and Rob said...

Good Luck!

Heather said...

Good luck! I feel the same way about 5K's.

Amanda said...

Good luck Marlene, get that PR. You are a speedy woman!! 5Ks are so tough, because they are short...but you're still running hard for 3.1 miles!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I am with you... i hate the "balls to the wall" feeling in a 5k event.

I am cheering for you to reach you pr goal!

cath said...

good luck...ive never done a 5k either.....didnt know it's meant to hurt..

trialsoftraining said...

Good luck!! you've been working hard, I bet you hit that PR no problem!! especially with a pace bunny in tow ;)

Patrick said...

YOU can do it!! What a great husband!

I will be thinking of you tommorow! Good lucK!

lindsay said...

haha i hate 5k's for the same reason! hurts the whole stinkin' time and i want to drop out :) (of course, i don't let myself!)

good luck tomorrow! bring on the sub-23 baby!!!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Piece of cake, you'll bust sub 23 with no problem...... Let's shoot for sub 22!!!!!

Lily on the Road said...

Shoot for the MOON!

Christy said...

You are so inspiring. You set your mind to something and you achieve it! Great job.....good luck!

Mama said...

Good luck on the 5K. I'd totally puke at that pace LOL.

MCM Mama

unathleticrunner said...

You've GOT THIS!

M-Rah said...

OMG, you totally got this, girl!!!!

J said...

Good luck Good luck Good luck! I hope you get a PR and run fabulous and enjoy most of it!! The last mile always hurts! ugg

Toni said...

Good luck! You can do this!

EndorphinBuzz said...

You may or may not have run yet but either way best of luck and don't forget to have a little bit of fun :)

Jess said...

Good luck today! Hope you snag that sub-23!

KongoOtto´s wild running said...

good luck. enjoy the 5k