Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rain Rain Go Away!

The past 2 days, I've had the best intentions of getting up for an early morning run, but there have been thunderstorms between 5-6am both days. Ugh!

The rest of the day: sunny, with no clouds in sight.

Run in the evening? Ha!
Once I get off work, I go straight into couch potato mode. Running later in the evening does not appeal to me at all. Maybe if I had a training partner, but certainly not alone.


It seems I have a choice to make for Saturday. I usually run the Crossroads Dash 15K every year. Last year, I finished dead last at this race with a pace of 11:36/mile. I don't foresee running the race any faster this year than last year. There is also a 5k distance that I could run, but I wouldn't get my planned distance that way. Time for a good old pro-con list for my 3 available options.

Option 1: Run 15K race:

Pros:
Get 9 mile distance for the day.
Run faster than I would at home
Likely to win an age group award, since most people run the shorter race
Spend time with friends

Cons:
Likely to be last finisher, which I HATE
Pay $20 to finish last


Option 2: Run 5K race:

Pros:
Run faster than I would at home, speedwork
Spend time with friends

Cons:
Don't get very many miles for the week.
Pay $20 to run a shorter distance and probably not win anything

Option 3: Run 9-10 miles at home:

Pros:
Get 9 mile distance for the day.
No embarassment of finishing last.
No need to wait until 8am to start running.
FREE

Cons:
Will run slower
Won't get to see my friends at the race, although we could always get together later




I'm leaning toward Option #3, even though I may have led some of my friends to believe I was going to run the 5K. I really can't get myself motivated to think that it's a good idea to go to this race this year, especially when I start thinking about the killer hills near the end.

No. Thank. You.

4 comments:

Al's CL Reviews said...

I'm running at home. Earlier so it will be "cooler."

Delane said...

I'd offer to come down by you and come in dead last but I think I might die running 9 miles at this point

Diana said...

I don't understand why everyone gets all worked up over where they end up finishing in a race or how fast/slow they ran it.
I'm just so damn tickled that I can run at all that it's all I WANT to do! I don't care where I end up or how fast I got there. The best part is that I actually GOT there! And I get a free (sort of) Tshirt out of it!
I'm rooting for option #1

Best of luck with your decision!

Rebecca said...

I saw your blog on the Tall Mom 1,000 spreadsheet. I was at the Flying Pig Marathon, what a rainy start, eh?