Sunday, September 27, 2009

5K!!!! Only 1 Week Away

Hey guys,

Well my first 5K is only one week away!! By this time next week I will have finished the race - I hope!!

I will be registering on Friday. I am still quite nervous and really don't feel that I am as ready as I should be. I must be honest and say that I have NOT been as diligent as I should have been with the training. I have been working out regularly (weight training and cardio) but just not so regular with the running training. I'm not sure if I will be able to RUN the entire 5k but I am going to try. Thankfully, I have the option of walking it as well. Realistically, I think it will be a combination of running/ goal is to FINISH (first and foremost), but also to do more running than walking.

At this point, I'm not too concerned about my time. I am hoping that I finish under an hour though!! Even if it's 59.9 minutes, I will be thrilled. Just the thought of being able to FINISH a 5k race, something I'd only dreamed about just a short while ago will be great.

I will take pictures and post them for sure. So that's it for now. I will more than likely post again prior to the race. Start praying for me people!!

Until next time...
Joania (2KMINE!!!!)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Race Day Essentials

There are a few more topics that I want to cover but I decided to cover the Race Day Essentials topic because it is that time of year when people are participating in runs or races. So here goes...

Pre-Race Preparation

 Pick up your race package before Race Day (make sure safety pins are enclosed for your bib)
 Experiment with nutrition products (if using any) in the weeks leading up to the race not on race day. Find out from the organizers what products they'll be using
 Set out your race clothes and all equipment the night before the race. Be sure to pick clothes that you have worn before so you know how they fit
 Hydrate and eat well in the two days preceding the race (it's not necessary to eat a box of pasta the night before)

Race Day Essentials

 Runners
 Favourite socks
 Water
 Hat/Visor
 Sunglasses
 Watch
 Heart rate monitor
 TorsoPack
 Sunscreen
 Body Glide
 Nutrition product
 Pace band
 Race number and bib with contact and health information written on back

Race Day

 Relax – You can do it
 Arrive early
 Include a warm up
 Start slowly
 Drink water
 Stay positive and be courteous to other runners
 Finish upright and smiling