Getting back to the run, I had some good conversation and I also ran a little bit by myself. I just made sure I could see someone in front of me so that I wouldn't get lost. I also saw someone who was generally running faster than me and my goal by the time I got the end was to catch up with them. I managed this and surprised myself. :-).
I've mentioned before that since I did MCM last year and I'm NOT doing a marathon in 2013 that it has been challenging to have meaningful goals. I also specifically pointed out in an earlier post that my goal for 2013 is to get faster to the point where I can run a sub-2:00 half marathon. I know this means that I will need to get "comfortable" with running 9 minute miles (which I'm getting closer).
The 5K races that I will be running are as follows
Resolution 5K run 12/30/12 at 2pm sharp at Wildwood Park Nature Center
Cost: $14.65 (online)
2013 5k Races
The Frozen Foot Winter Series 2013 - Dates: January 20th - February 17th - March 17th
Held at Elizabethtown College located at 1 Alpha Drive, Elizabethtown, PA. 17022
You can do one, two or all three races. I will be doing all three.
Go here to find out more: http://usroadrunning.com/index.php?club_id=800
3 race series: $48.25 (online) - http://usroadrunning.com/registration5.php?club_id=800&R=Online
- includes a great long sleeve tech shirt
individual race (no shirt) - online cost: $25.15 use link above
I'm sure I'll race other 5K's but this is what I have for now.
2013 10K races
June 1, 2013 - ArtSHIP 10K
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
http://www.cvrtc.org/artship - to registerRacing this to keep me on my "A" game, plus it's really close to where I work and I could run some of the course
Cost: $20 on active.com
2013 Half-Marathon Races
March 9, 2013 - Chambersburg Half
includes long-sleeve t-shirt
- have not officially registered for this race, but this is my top choice right now for a Spring 2013 race. Goal at this point will be to run faster than 2:31 which is my current PR.
September 7, 2013 - Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon
Farmlands of Amish Country.
Course is NOT flat, but will be lots of fun :-).
This race will be my "A" race. My goal will to be run a sub-2:00 half-marathon.
- have not registered yet, but registration is open.
That's the races that I'm planning to run this year. I'm sure I'll run other 5K's and/or 10K's as well. Let me know what you're going to run/race this year.
Looking forward to an amazing 2013!