This weekend is Memorial Day in the States. We get Monday off! WooHoo! And I also get to race a race! Woo to the Hoo! A while back there was a Groupon deal for a 5k/10k. I signed up for the 10k. It’s called the Rock the Block.
I have only run two 10k’s in my life, so I’m not that familiar with this distance. I am however, halfway familiar with this course. I ran a 5k at the same place one year ago. You can read my recap of it HERE.
The first half of the 10k course is pretty much the same as the course I ran last year, until it splits off so we can get the extra 3.1 miles in.
I know the first part of the course has a couple hills and a switchback, so I’ll be ready for that. But I’m not sure what the rest of the course holds – other than what I can see on the course map.
One bummer is the race has a laaaate start – 8:45. By then the Texas sun will be up and burnin. Hopefully it won’t be too hawt.
That said, I still hope to PR (current is 46:23). And if things go really well, there’s a time goal I’d like to reach (45:00). I haven’t been following any specific training plan for this, so we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully all the track work I’ve been doing will pay off.
Either way, I know a bunch of friends are running this race too, so it will be good to have some friendly faces around! Wish us luck!
How bout you? Racing this weekend? Do you get a three day weekend too? Any advice for 10k plans of attack?