Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Challenge

I want to see how I will do with two races in the same day, so this Saturday the 25th of June I will be doing a 5K race in the morning at 8a.m.

then at 5p.m. that night I will be doing another 5K race.

I'm hoping that both are around 28 minutes or less so that when added together I could say that my 10K time is under an hour.

Only problem with this particular day is the night before I won't get much sleep because at 6:30p.m. I will be teaching Zumba at the North Liberty Recreation Center, then at 12:30a.m. I will be teaching Zumba again to a huge group that will be doing the American Cancer Society Relay for Life that goes for 24 hours.  I was asked to do an hour of Zumba as part of the entertainment.  When I agreed to do this I forgot that I had a race on the 25th and now I have two races.  Crazy me, but the entire day will be fun!


Merrilee said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear how it goes! If it makes you feel any better I've heard the night's sleep that really counts is two nights before-not the night before. I'm not sure how true that is but I have had some horrible races when I didn't get sleep two nights before the race. So just try to get a good night's sleep Thursday night. I only got 3 hours of sleep the night before my marathon last week!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the advice Merrilee. I never sleep well the night before the race, but usually two nights before I do better. This makes me feel better about Saturday already!
By the way, have you ever done the Disney half Marathon or Disney Marathon? If so, did you like it?

Merrilee said...

No I haven't but I think they would be fun! I try to avoid Sunday races. (That's a lot easier in Utah than other places in the country.) That's the main reason I haven't tried them but I would love to run one of them sometime. I saw some of the finishers medals once and they were really cool. (I know-dumb reason to run a race.) I'm assuming it would probably be expensive like anything Disney but worth it. Let me know how you like it if you try one! By the way, has your IT band problem gone away?

Michelle said...

I would love to do the Half Marathon, that one is on a Saturday. I think in January. I would have to look it up again.

I haven't felt the IT band in weeks. However I haven't run further than 5 miles since my half marathon on May 7th, so it may still be an issue with a long run. I need to do a long run, but I'm nervous. So I'm gradually upping the miles again to see how things go. Plus I'm trying to run more often in the week to get my body more used to running. Last time I trained I ran twice a week. One short run and one long run. This time my hopes is to do a long run every week and 3 shorter runs.

How long of a break did you take from running after you ran your marathon?

Also, when is your next marathon?

Merrilee said...

I took a full week off after the marathon and another week pretty easy. I did a harder workout today (It's been 2 1/2 weeks) but not as much as I was doing before. I'll still be recovering for a couple more weeks. I'm not sure about my next marathon. I think I'm going to cut back and do some shorter races for a while.

I'm glad the IT band is feeling better. Just add miles to your long run slowly and you'll probably do fine. If you add miles too fast that's when people usually get hurt.