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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Considering...

...a race tomorrow morning.

I haven't run a race since March, and it's kind of a vast wasteland for races here in FL in the summer (too hot -- most races are held between Nov and Feb when temps are optimal and even then, start times are early: Disney, for example, started at 6 am), so I've been scanning local race calendars, but many of the 5k's are races I've done before and am not overly eager to repeat (two of them I probably will just b/c it's good racing practice and it's always kinda fun to see if you can beat your own course time). The 5k I'm considering for tomorrow is not one I've done before, so that might be interesting, and a race may be just the thing I need to light a fire under my lagging attitude.

Of course, starting the 5k at 7 am means that the race will be warm, to say the least, but I think I can deal with it for 3.1 miles. I doubt it will be a PR event, but it could be a fun 4th event for the early morning.

What do you think, should I get up early on my holiday and run a 5k?

9 comments:

Running Jayhawk said...

Nothing says The 4th of July like a 5k run followed by beer and fireworks!

Go for it!! :)

J~Mom said...

I have to say I am nixing our local 4th run because I don't want to fizzle (he, he, get it-fizzle)out too early tomorrow night. If you can squeeze a nap in though then go for it! It will probably be fun!

miss petite america said...

i say go for it! it'll definitely be festive and fun!

scott keeps running said...

do they allow bottle rockets strapped to running shoes?

JustJunebug said...

yes. because i have to. you should to.

mine starts at 7:30 and its just as hot if not hotter here ;o)

do it or i will come to florida and beat you up.

JustJunebug said...

oh and really the only reason i am doing this one is for the afterparty. its the best i hear with lots of beer.

Neese said...

YES!

Marcy said...

DO IT!! ITA with running jayhawk. Nothing beats a 4th of July run followed by beer and fireworks!

David said...

So, what did you decide? That would have been a fun race if you had friends doing it also. Otherwise I don't know if I would have motivated myself to do it either.