Sunday, May 14, 2006

Fort Wayne 12K

Jason and I will be running a 12K in Fort Wayne, IN in a couple weeks. It will be my first non 10,000ish runner race, well ever. I guess I ran some small 5K races when I was in high school but definitely not recently. We are always running "THE BIGGEST 8K IN THE COUNTRY" or "THE BIGGEST 1/2 MARATHON...." and I don't know if Chicago is the biggest marathon...but it's probably damn close.

Anyways, there should be 200-300 runners in this race and so it'll be a good experience, running without all the crowds and people around you. There were times in the marathon that the crowds thinned out and so it's something I have to get used to. Also I need practice staying on pace for a race and not jumping all around the place. No real goal for that race as I'm still coming off the recovery from the 1/2 marathon and my work schedule is a little wacky this upcoming week.

Anyways, that race is coming up on Memorial Day weekend which people is only 2 weeks away. This was brilliant timing because although 12K is not that far, it's not short either. So it'll force us to stay on our training game....

Does this post sound sleepy to you? Maybe because it's 1:15 in the morning and I'm at the physics lab watching computers. This is going to be a long long looooong night as I have to make it to about 8am and I got up at 6am this morning. Jason is on shift then from 8-4 and is getting some shut eye now. He's a really good husband though and might be a REALLY good husband and come relieve me a little early. I hate staying up for a 24 hour period, it really screws me up. grumble grumble.

4 comments:

Running Jayhawk said...

Hopefully you two are surviving the 24-hour insanity at the lab. Hang in there!

And...12k ain't got nothing on you!!

LeahC said...

thanks...we're almost outta here but get this...the person that is suppose to relieve jason from his shift just called and said he's going to be 30 minutes late. how annoying is that!

runnergirl said...

Good Luck with the race. Ft. Wayne is where I call home these days. Too bad I'm going to be out of town for the holiday or I could come and watch it!

Joe said...

Good luck in the 12K. If you've never been in a small race, it will definitely be a different experience for you. It probably won't be as exciting at the start and you will probably be running alone (well, I guess Jason will be with you) for most of the race. On the other hand, you won't have to worry about getted elbowed or trapped in a crowd.