Friday, June 22, 2007

To race or not to race

That is a question, indeed!

There's a 5K race tomorrow that's only 5 minutes away from me. I'm thinking of running it as speed work. For some reason, no matter how strong my intentions are, I can never run as fast during training as when racing. So here are my options:

  • Run the 5K race. Use it as a speed work training. Partake in the festivities. Then, run an easy 6 miles later on, either on the trail or the treadmill. It is my scheduled LSD after all. :o)

OR

  • Just head to the trails and run 10+ miles LSD. Save $20 registration fee in the process.

I do have another 5K race this coming Wednesday after all. This one is I am DEFINITELY running. It's after work and I am already registered. Plus, it's sponsored by the local Tex Mex restaurant, which means all you can eat tacos and margaritas afterwards. How can you pass that one up? :-)

Hmmmm...decisions, decisions.

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On another note, I'm surrounded by junk food! Someone brought in upside-down pineapple cake and it's tempting me! Then, I just got an email for free donuts! Luckily, my office-mate is not in today. She tends to snack all day and it makes me hungry when I hear her munching on pretzels.

So far I'm holding strong.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

6 comments:

Donna said...

Well, what to do??? There's a 5K in my town this weekend too. It's sponsored by the local police dept., of which my husband works, and as much as I'd like to do it, I probably won't. I have been running, painfree, this week, but am only running 2.5 mi. on the treadmill. I haven't been outside at all. I think I've come to the conclusion that I just can't handle running ALL the time. The cross-training seems to be the way to go for me. I could probably do the 5k tomorrow with no problem, but I'd like to log a good time and I probably wouldn't. Ugh!

KatieFeldmom said...

No idea about what to do with your runs this weekend. Although the main goal is training for the half-marathon right? Then maybe the LSD is the way to go.

As for the spoilers, I read one article that said some guy had found out what happened and he was announcing it to the world. But then the next article said that guy was wrong -- he didn't have any spoilers. So I'm just being careful ... I don't want to do a thing.

FV Tom said...

Hey there! Lots a good stuff going on in your life.

Kana said...

Hey girl....WOW..sounds like you are spending all your time running. AWESOME....have a super weekend...Dede

Pamela said...

Sooooo what did ya do?? hope you enjoyed it whatever you chose!

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness! Please tell us you participated! If not in the race, at least in the free food and DRINKIES!! :) hee hee