Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Upcoming races

Well, just cause I'm way slower doesn't mean I'm going to sit on my ass all summer, right? While I don't expect to be even relatively close to my former self before, say, Thanksgiving, I'm signed up for 2 May runs to get the competitive juices flowing. In 2 1/2 weeks, I'm going to attempt a 10k at Moms On the Run here in Reno. It's "Reno flat". I'm hoping my 5k pace now will be my 10k pace in a couple weeks - since it's only week 4 of the UNLEASH THE GIMP comeback, another two weeks will do me some good. Two weeks later is the Buzz Oates No Excuses 5k in Sacramento. While I have a 15:50 best on that course, my goal will be to beat the 18:24 I ran in SF 4 months after surgery #1 (this one is 4 months after surgery #2). On a perfect day, sub-18, but that's a HUGE stretch right now. Not under 20 yet. I may focus on base and core strength in June, though there is a Reno 5000 race the same day as Burton-wherethehellisthetrail-Creek. Otherwise, the schedule is open til the Reno Ten Miler on 8/18. I'm sure I'll keep busy til then. Every day is a high wire act of trying to get better while not doing too much, or too little. Hoping to stay on the wire!