I have signed up for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K on 10/17/09 in Virginia Beach. A few weeks ago I started “training,” which consists of running as long as possible without puking. Now I’m up to 2 miles so I only have 1.1 to go to be able to complete a 5K. I figured out that I’m running a 12.5 minute mile. I asked Dan – the husband – was that horrible, and he said, “Well, you won’t be in the Olympics anytime soon.” Hopefully that isn’t too bad for a beginner.
I would like to also be able to run a 10K on Thanksgiving morning so I hope to work up to 6.2 miles by then. I have a buddy who is going to do these with me as we are at about the same level of fitness.
I have been remiss about blogging lately so I will document my efforts to finish a 10K here.
My first need is a new pair of running shoes. I have very flat feet so I need shoes that are made for my duck feet. A friend who runs marathons told me that the right shoes should solve my foot pain problems. I need to go to one of those running stores where you run on a treadmill and they tell you what shoes you need, but I’m a bit shy about going into one of those stores not being much of a runner.
One very positive thing is that my move from Raleigh, NC to Virginia Beach means starting to run is MUCH easier. There are no hills in this area other than Mount Trashmore, which is – as you might imagine – man made.
My next run is tomorrow so I’ll be back to report!