And, *gasp*, I'm OK with that.
So, I thought today would be a good time to reflect on why 5K racing is awesome, regardless of the time.
1. I always run a 5k with a buddy (whether we run together or not), and running buddies are awesome.
2. They are short enough for my family to come and watch without getting terribly bored.
3. Races feel a little like a carnival, and there are always interesting people around. Without the super-nerves of a half marathon, you can really enjoy the atmosphere, and the run, with all the cool people.
4. You have enough energy at the end to blast past some people...sorry! :)
|Can't really count this as blasting past...she let me beat her.|
There is a chance of light snow on race day, which won't be good for my time, but I'm aiming for faster than 28:30, which would be my second fastest 5K. We'll see if the shin splints and Mother Nature agree. I have been pretty leary of setting a time goal for myself, as I don't want to be disappointed, but I still want to push myself. I'm definitely a person who is afraid to fail.
Do you pressure yourself to meet goals? Any races coming up?