Just a brief recap first, on today’s run, then onto banjo music. Overall it was a good one. I can feel my body slowly adjusting better to the outdoor runs. Unlike most of ya’ll I like the treadmill! So it’s hard to get away from it. But I know I have to in order to prepare my body for my races and in order to enjoy the outdoors! A way to do this is small town races.
I had planned to stay close to home today and run around my apartment complex. I have mapped out a simple 1-mile loop here. So if I do it three times, plus a little extra, I’ve got my 5K. Well, they started mowing the grass here this afternoon and that kind of put the kibosh on that. Fresh cut grass = allergy hell.
Small Town Races
So I went to a local park and did my laps there. Time was a little slower, but likely because of a large hill that I went up three times during the run. How can I tell the elevation of a hill? Some of you bloggers have posted that on your blogs. I don’t know where it comes from! If you know please send me a link or something on a comment. Thanks!
In other news the husband and I sent in our registration for our first 5K race of the season. The race is May 15 in Winona Lake, Ind. which is about 45-minutes from where we live. We are making a mini-weekend trip of it. I have heard nothing about the course. So it will be a surprise!
Small Town Races
The husband and I both like doing the small town races because you are more likely to place in your age group (major morale booster!) and it’s a lot less crowded during the race. Winona Lake has a population of about 4,200 people – to help put the size of the race in perspective! Also, you gotta love the post-race banjo music!