Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Race Prep – 2013 Believe! 10K

Before I talk about my upcoming race on Saturday, I want to say that today my brother graduates from Army BCT. Now that he is officially done with basic combat training, he will be heading to San Antonio to begin his individual training to become an Army combat medic. Words cannot describe how proud I am of him! I get to cheer him on at graduation today, and I cannot wait to do it again in San Antonio next April after his medic training!

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As for running, tomorrow will ‘officially’ mark my one year race-versary. On November 28, 2012 I ran my first race – the Believe! 10K. To celebrate, I plan on running this very same race on Saturday, which also happens to land on my 26th birthday!

At last year’s race, I had a goal to finish in under an hour, which I accomplished with a time of 57:47! This year, I have another big goal; in fact, it is a goal I set for myself to accomplish in 2013. I want to run this 10K in under 55 minutes. Back in April, I came close with a time of 55:50 at the Green 6.2 race, and that took place in some serious Houston heat and humidity. I am confident that I can pull off this feat with more ideal weather conditions! The current forecast is fantastic:

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In order to prep for this race, I am not changing my training or diet too much this week to be honest. I am going to get in all my scheduled mileage, and eat only slightly more carbs than usual to help keep up my energy level. I will also, of course, be stretching, foam rolling, and doing yoga.

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I am so excited for this Saturday – bring on those 6.2 miles!!

QOTD: Do you ever set time goals for yourself at races?

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  1. Congrats to your brother and I can't wait to hear how the race goes! ~M

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    1. Thanks Ladies!! Recap on Wednesday :)

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