Friday, August 28, 2009

A Weekend of Racing

This weekend I continue my quest for fitness by racing both Sat and Sun (although racing might be too strong a word). I am running a 5km on Sat with my friend, Flo who I ran a 5km July 4th. We were supposed to run a 5km on Labor day weekend but she will be traveling. When I suggested I knew of a local 5km this week that we could use as our race, she accepted.

On Sunday I am signed up to do the Annapolis 10 miler. My friend Ann (who was supposed to do the IronGirl last weekend) suggested we should do this race and since I had no plans, I agreed. Now sadly Ann is still recovering from the flu, so I will be doing this race solo. Although realistically I am sure I will know many runners.

My legs have been stiff and my muscles really sore since Wednesday (the day after my marathon), but I am pretty sure tommorrow, my friend and I will be running a pedestrian 12-14 minute mile pace. And Sunday I hope to be fully recovered and capable of running the sub-12 minute mile pace required by the race organizers. Since my marathon time was under 5 hours (~11 minute miles) I should be able to do a sub-12 minute pace for only 10 miles, right?!?!


joyRuN said...

Good luck this weekend, Tammy!

Runner Tammy said...


Thank you!

I did have a great time at all my events. And in combined distances they still were shorter than my typical weekend.