Aching Quad!!!

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No, not my aching quad, The Aching Quad Race series I am running in this coming weekend. I am extremely nervous, my stomach even did a flip flop when I typed the title of this post.

So here is the low down:

Friday: Sept 25th, 7:30PM - 5K ( flat, fast)
Saturday: Sept 26th,  7:00AM - 1 Mile Race (flat, fast)
                                 8:30 AM - 2 Mile Race (mostly flat with a "devilish" hill near the finish)
                                 7:00 PM - 5K ( flat, fast)

4 RACES IN 24 HOURS!!!
 So now, the question is, How do I run these races?? Do I try to PR on the 5K's? Do I run the first 5K slower to save energy for the 3 other races. I have never really run a 1 mile race or a 2 mile race so I am not even sure where to begin???? HELP!! My mentor/coach is going to be helping me with this too, but I would appreciate any input, as for some reason I am sooooo nervous! It is obviously not because of the distances, as much as it is the paces.......

Just to make matters worst, supposedly the woman who finished 1:52  faster than me in the 4 race 5K summer series ( that was the total lead for all 4 races but in the last race I beat her by 28 sec) has been asking if I entered the race??? Such extra pressure!!!

I want to do well, but I don't want to totally kill myself and I have to remember that the ultimate goal is a half marathon in December! These races will replace my long run this weekend  so let me know what you think...

Happy Running,


10 comments:

  1. You've got enough time between now and your half to push yourself in at least one of the 5Ks. I think you should look to PR in the first 5K and then don't kill yourself on the final three races. Just my two cents.

    Good luck!

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  2. Very sure that you will recover by December... I say push it on the first 5K when you are freshest. The next morning use the 1 mile as a warm up. If you feel good push it harder on the 2 miler. And that night if you are too sore then ease it out on the final 5K.. Just my 2 cents.

    Oh and pain reliever...that will help between races. Sounds like FUN!!

    Dont worry about the other lady, I am sure you have been training more.

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  3. OOOOH SISTER!!! You are going to do great... I say shoot for some awesome PR's on a couple of them, but not all of them. You have plenty of time before your 1/2. And screw that fast chick... I am sure she has not been training half as hard as you lately! You've got this!

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  4. LMAO! I don't know why I am laughing so hard... maybe because I can just picture you typing this all hyped up! LOL! Girl just go kick some @ss! :)

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  5. Man! What a exciting race! I've never heard of one like this, but I LOVE the idea of it! You will do great! I can't wait to hear about it! I just wish we had one here, locally. :)

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  6. Oh man Tobi! I'll be thinking about you Friday and Saturday. I hope you kick her butt this time!

    I have no advice for you but I know you can do it! Good luck!

    Lauren

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  7. I just want you to beat that other lady who is asking about you. hehehe. I don't even know what it feels like to think maybe you could win. I hope everything turns out great, no matter what strategy you choose!

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  8. Four races!! You are going to do great in them all. Go out there and have tons of fun.

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  9. What a fun race series! Love the name. I'd be tempted to race the 5K's but go for your best performance in the first one... like Mel said, when you're fresh!

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  10. omgosh how fun!!! i would say go for the PR when you are fresh! then you can always see how you feel after that :) good luck!!

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