Aching Quad!!!

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)

 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,


  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!

  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.

  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!

  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! :)

  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. :)

  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!


  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!

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

  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!

  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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