Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Races on the Calender

Yesterday I signed up for 3 races. I will be doing the Anaheim 5K next month, then the Huntington Beach 5K on the 4th of July and the Long Beach 1/2 in October. I am probably going to sign up for the OC Fair 5K - but I figured I would hold off since I just spent a lot of money all at once (somehow it is more economical if I break it up). I am determined to break 27 minutes on one of the 5K's I do.

I am sure next month's 5K time will be horrid - but hey I figured I'd get started trying right away. I am hoping for 32 minutes next month, based on where I am at right now, that is ambitious. The OC Fair 5K is in August, so if I do not get to 27 minutes by the HB 5K, then I WILL get it there!

My goal for the Long Beach 1/2 Marathon is 2-2:15. I have plenty of time to get there and I have all of the mistakes I made last year under my belt; hopefully I wont make them again. PLUS I have my supersweet Garmin. I have big plans for that little guy. Poor thing has been collecting dust for a couple months. The LB 1/2 is like my rematch of last year - where I actually completed it, but I had MUCH room for improvement. This year I am coming back to pick the fight again...grrrrrr.

I will pick a marathon too - eventually. That's right, you heard me, I will finally pick, pay, and then be forced to train for the event I have had as a gaol for over a year. Since it will be far out in like Jan or so - I figured as long as I schedule it before I complete the 1/2 in October I will be fine.

I have realized that I NEED to have a race on the calender. I am a goal oriented person and while I really like to run, I LOVE to run races and get to my goal times.


  1. good luck on all of your upcoming races. I tend to do the opposite and register for races last minute. but i'm getting better at planning them out. :p

  2. Thanks! I am such a planner, my major vice is when things don't go according to it!