Ten days later and I’ve finally gotten a workout in. I ran three miles and felt like a superhero. No big deal or anything. Kidding. I felt lucky to survive since I decided to run at 8:30 PM. That’s really late for this ol’ lady. (I may be old, but I’ll never outgrow a good #gymselfie.)
Now that I’m up and moving again, I can officially commit to a very exciting event. I have heard amazing things about Runner’s World races, and I am honored to say that I’ve been given a chance to attend the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival as a part of their blogger ambassador crew.
The event takes place on the Boston College Campus with races that run through Newton, Massachusetts. The race weekend, which lasts from June 6-8th, will include seminars, live music, a keynote address by Sarah Reinertsen, a prerace dinner with Runner’s World editors, races and events for children, 5k and 10k races on Saturday, and the half marathon on Sunday. Their are also multiple-race options that include the Hat Trick (5K, 10K, and Half Marathon) or the Five & Dime (5K and 10K).
This race is a big deal for me, because well, it’s actually three races all in one weekend. Yep. I signed up for the Hat Trick. I might have gotten a little trigger happy with that one, but I do think I’m up for the challenge. I know I go back and forth about whether or not I actually enjoy training for races, and I’m still not 100% sure if it’s my favorite thing in the world. However, when you get offered the chance to run a race like this, you take it.
My game plan as of right now is to train like I normally would for a half, but then actually only “race” the 10k. I’ll use the 5k as a warm-up since it occurs immediately before it, and then on Sunday I’ll run the half for fun. Obviously, you can go ahead and start praying for me. I know there are going to be some absolutely amazing runners attending, but I’m just going to do my best to survive the whole thing.
I would love to see y’all there. Seriously. Someone has to make sure I make it over the finish, right? If helping me out isn’t incentive enough, Runner’s World is currently offering up some nice discounts. The following discount codes are good for 10% off of your registration:
blogrunprettyblog5&10 <- Five & Dime
blogrunprettyblogHalf <- Half Marathon
blogrunprettyblogHat <- Hat Trick
I’m so excited to get to run with so many of my favorite people. This weekend is seriously going to be a blast. I’m amped up just thinking about it. I better calm down, though, because I need some rest if I’m going to get into training mode again. Goodnight, y’all!
Question: Have you ever run back-to-back races? What was your game plan? Did you live to tell the tale?