I don’t run a lot of 5Ks. One, they are hella uncomfortable. Two, I prefer to spend my race dollars to run long and slow. Yeah, if I’m going to pay to run, I want a good 2 hours of torture LOL.
But I got offered two free entries to the Cupid Run 5K AND my dad is in town, so what’s a girl to do? Run, of course. And try to keep the back of my dad in view. (Yes, he kicks my butt at all distances LOL).
The Cupid Run is being held at a new local shopping area, Mosaic. I’ve never been as it’s not super close to my house, but I’m looking forward to checking it out when I go over for packet pickup.
According to their website:
An intelligent & connective urban design
Mosaic is pioneering intelligent urban design and enhancing the way people interact and create community. Mosaic piloted the country’s LEED Neighborhood Development Program and achieved LEED Silver certification. We continually work to help individual retailers adopt sustainable business practices.
At Mosaic, you will sense this innovative approach to design in the thoughtful consideration and deliberate details built throughout Mosaic. From wide tree-lined sidewalks to convenient seating to high heel-friendly paving, every detail works to create an experience for you that’s comfortable and approachable.
Even parking is noticeably easier atMosaic because of our thoughtful design. Multiple well-lit garages all include Smart Signs placed at entrances to let you know in real-time how many spaces are left on each level of the garage. Save the hassle of driving around searching for a space. Mosaic also has valet for our fastest, most convenient way to arrive.
So it sounds like a cool venue and a fun new race. I normally shy away from inaugural events, but with a 5K that’s an easy drive from my house, I’m willing to risk it.
Let’s talk goals…
I’ve averaged about one 5K a year for the last few years. Most of them have been in the 29-30 range because of crowds and/or not trying to race. I did *race* a 5k last year in 27:16 and my PR from a few years ago is 24:58.
27:16 at the Frederick Running Festival last spring…
24:58 at the Clarendon Day 5k a few years ago:
Yes, my fastest 5K ever was in Vibram Five Fingers.
Main Goal : Duh, have a good time racing with my dad. Not be too far behind him at the finish.
Actual time on the clock goals:
- C: Break 30 minutes (I can do this easily if I don’t go out too fast or have to dodge many people)
- B: Break 28 minutes (This is where I think my fitness is)
- A: Beat my time at Frederick (Maybe I’ll surprise myelf?)
- A+++: PR (I think I’d need to be being chased by zombies…)
My cold seems to be on the way out as I woke up without a sinus headache today! Fingers crossed that the extra rest days this week will equal clear lungs and rested legs.