A Simple Running Log

October 14, 2014

Training for 10/14/14

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 1:41 pm

This morning, I had my usual Tuesday morning meeting to get to, so I got up early enough to get in a short run before it.

It was pretty unseasonably warm here this morning, and humid on top of it. It felt more like early September than mid-October. I’m not complaining though; I much prefer that to freezing my butt off. I did an easy, untimed lap around the 4.5-mile loop.

Today, I got my bib number for both the marathon relay this coming Saturday — 9293 — and the Across the Bay 10K on Nov. 9.

I had an idea this was going to be a big race, but I didn’t know how big. It turns out 20,000 people are running this thing! They’re starting us in 10 waves of 2,000 runners each, every 15 minutes, starting at 7:15 a.m. The last wave won’t start until 9:30.

When I registered for this race last July (as in July 2013, 16 months ago), I entered my 10K PR of 43:20 for my predicted finish time. I thought about changing it, because I’m sure as hell not in any shape to run my best 10K right now and don’t think I will be in a few weeks, but now I’m really glad I never got around to it. That got me bib 462 and a spot in the very first wave, the one least likely to get screwed up. I’ll just start further back in the corral.

The only downside is I’ll need to be on a shuttle bus to the start line by 6:15 a.m., which pick up runners from the Eastern Shore side at either Chesapeake College in Wye Mills or the Kent Island Narrows. It’s going to be a very early alarm that day.

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