2 more days until my first ever race Harry's Spring Run Off 5k
How am I doing?
I'm a mess!
What was I thinking?
Honestly? ME running in a race??
Oh and did I mention I'm doing this by myself? No running buddy, No running group support. All Alone.
It was crazy enough to think that I could teach myself to run BUT to actually enter a race?
Well too late to back out now ...
The past few days I have been really second guessing myself. Spending too much time reading Fellow Bloggers 1st time 5k race reports, and all these ladies had amazing first time results coming in under 30minutes... WELL that wont be me, maybe I'll be able to outrun the Turtles?
Monday I ran 3km on the treadmill in 27minutes. BOOO!!
Wednesday I ran 2km on the treadmill in 17minutes. BOOO!!
Wednesday was also the day I picked up my 1st EVER Race Kit.
The Race Kit contained a New Balance Technical Shirt, which I must say is really nice, good quality and fits me really well and LOVE the colour!!
There was also my Race Bib Number: 4264 ... 26, is my number!! It happens to be my Birth day!! HOW freaky is that??
There was also an Oasis Fruit juice sample, an iRun Magazine and some pamphlets for races around Ontario.
Notice the 10k Sportinglife race pamphlet, YUP that's my next race... only 1 months away. Which means I still need to finish what I started in December 09 the 13 week run/walk program.
BUT right now I need to concentrate on Harry, Saturday @ 11am I will running my first Race EVER!! !!
Planing on walking Harry tomorrow, so I can get a feel for the race course. Maybe that's a bad idea... maybe it's better not knowing what's in store.
OH, I'm also wearing a Hydration belt on race day... I know it's only a 5k BUT I get parched!! Plus they are calling for 77F/25C and that's HOT for me I need me some water. How do you feel about that?
So my Friends I ask you this today;
Do you have any race day tips for me?