4 miles, 5K, 5K training, Hal Higdon's 5K training, Liberty Park, Running with the Kenyans, Salt Lake City, Utah Santa Run 7:00 AM
4 easy miles yesterday! At the end I was feeling great and I wanted to run fast for the last mile. I wasn't giving it my all since I still want to take it easy post marathon. 7:40 felt pretty good though!We had a baby party last night. It was WILD. As you can see. We needed them to all do their own thing while we ate dinner. Of course that only lasted for about 5 minutes.
My reasoning for wanting to run fast today: this book.
I saw it at the library and had to get it. So far I can't put it down! It is about a British man (who writes for Runner's World) who uproots his family in England to go to Kenya and train for 6 months in the training camps for the Lewa Marathon. He talks about the first time he saw a Kenyan win a race on TV and afterwards he went out and just ran as fast as he could for as long as he could. So obviously it made me want to run fast too!
Okay guys, I am so excited to announce that I found my 5K for this winter! I will be doing the Utah Santa Run in Salt Lake on November 22nd!Also, who WOULDN'T want to run with 600 Santa's?! Other perks: the aid stations serve milk and cookies (adorable but I probably won't take any), the volunteers are dressed as elves, and they play Christmas music throughout the whole course.
At the end of the race the mall puts on the Light Up the Night ceremony (where they light the trees for Christmas) and Kurt Bestor (a pianist that I grew up listening to) will be performing!
So many fun things all in one race. The only negatives:
1. I will have to wear a Santa Suit! The suit is provided with your registration fee, and the urge everyone to wear them. I might be able to get away with stripping some of it off along the way, but who wants to ruin the holiday spirit like that. I will just have to do some training runs with baggier clothing.
2. The race starts at 4PM. Bummer. I have never done a race that late and I have only ran that late a few times lately. Guess I will have to train a little later as well!
I am pretty excited for this. If you could't tell. Training starts now!
We are off to Jackson for the weekend (again). I am preeeetty excited to go running. On the trails inside Teton National Park. In the fall. Yep. It's gonna be beautiful. Pictures to come next week!
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