I signed up for the Seahawks 12k Run yesterday.
This is a run. This run is 12 km long. This 12 km run follows a course that goes to/in/around the Seattle Seahawks training facility down in Renton.
Normally, I really don’t like participating in big running events like this. They’re crowded. They start too early. They’re not inexpensive. I like to run by myself at night when it’s cool and dark and quiet and peaceful. I’m also a little bit of a wimp when it comes to running in that I really need to eat at least 2 1/2 hours before I run or I feel kinda sick. This makes 8 am start times (which are fairly typical for races) pretty rough. That being said, I’m looking forward to this race. It starts a little bit later (9 am), the course is fairly wide so it shouldn’t be toooo congested, and it does seem like it’ll be neat to get to run around the training facility. Also, it was “only” $35 to register and you do get a pretty cool Seahawks running tee…
So far I’ve completed 3 runs this year that are ~12 km (7.46 miles) or longer, so I know this is a distance that I can CONQUER. I’m planning on doing two more 7 to 8 mile runs before the race, too, to build up my stamina/confidence/awesomeness.
Anyway, to provide myself with a bit more incentive to keep running regularly, I’d like to set some sort of target time/goal for myself for this race. I’ve thought about this a little bit and I’ve decided to have a series of hierarchical goals as follows:
So, yeah. I’m pretty sure that I can break that 65 min goal and earn a bronze medal. If I don’t, that would be pretty sad, and I would feel SHAME. I’m not so sure about the silver… if I’m feeling really good and my running improves a bit over the next five weeks, maybe. And the gold is probably a bit unrealistic, but who knows!? IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE GOALS TO STRIVE TOWARDS, RIGHT GUYS???
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Miles run in 2014: 91.2
Books read in 2014: 18