This is not something that I had really planned on doing, and I definitely didn't train for it. However, I had heard about this run - a half marathon & a 10km - and since it was for charity (providing insulin pumps for kids) plus since 2 of my teammates from the CrossFit team said they were going to do it ... they convinced me to go along. One of them is a runner. The other one is training to be a runner ... and then there's me, who still can't run a straight 5km yet, and whatever running I do is on a treadmill.
Still, since I did do a 10km (also with no training) in February of this year I thought I'd go for it. I'm much stronger, healthier, fitter, and thinner/lighter now -- so even though it would be tough, I still wanted to give it a go. Plus having 2 teammates to encourage me made all the difference.
Unlike the run in February, the weather today was fabulous. Nice, crisp cool air in the morning and just the right temperature during the run.
I had a great time and I definitely improved in all aspects - endurance, the amount I ran in one stretch, the number of walking breaks I took - tried to keep them really, really short, time it took to complete the run (I think it was 1 hr. 15 min).
I will definitely start training for next year. I've got to get outdoors and practice running on the pavement. I figure if I could complete this without proper practice today, with practice, it should be a lot better!
A few pix of the day:
The race bag I received yesterday
My first Race Bib, Finisher's Medal, and Race Wristlet :)