Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Next on the race schedule

So the spring running season is over.

Working out with an amazing Fleet Feet training group. Logging 400+ miles in just shy of 5 months. Two half marathons that were remarkedly consistent time-wise given the weather conditions. One sub-30 5K. I'd say it's been a pretty good start to the year so far.

So what's next?

Well for starters, I'm going to try out a distance I've never attempted before. No. Not a marathon. I'm not that crazy. Yet. Nope. I'm going to try my hand at the 10K. And since I've never done a 10K before, I'll get an automatic PR!
On June 11 I'll line up at the Bellin Run 10K, an event in Green Bay that drew over 18,000 runners and walkers at its 2010 event. I'm excited. Like I said, it's a new distance for me. And it's run through the streets of Green Bay and Allouez. And they've got a pretty good crop of elite runners confirmed for race day, including Bill Rodgers and Frank Shorter.

There's one other bigger race that I'm already signed up for. But that one deserves a post of it's own. So check back for that one.


Rachel said...

I am so jealous you get to do Bellin! I ran it in '07 and '09. This year I have a wedding to go to that day (last year I missed it for a wedding too!)

When you turn after the 2 mile mark make sure you run on the right side of the road so you don't miss out on the dude playing his banjo and singing "and run and run and run and run". He is a legend!

J said...

OOH I love 10ks but we don't have many around here. I haven't run one in almost 4 years! Good luck with training!

Deanna@MilesToRun said...

I too am running the Bellin. It's super crowded and super fun! Great spectators and crowd support the whole way. Can't wait to hear what you think of the 10K distance.

Hey, any chance you are going to the Pacesetters Marathon meeting tonight?

Suzy said...

You make me homesick! I NEED to get back to WI. Enjoy the 10K.

Jess said...

Sounds like a fun race!! Have fun running a new distance an earning an automatic PR!