May 8, 2013

Chasing Fire

Cascades 10K Firechase
In just 248 days, I'll be running the Half Marathon in Walt Disney World. In 246 days, I'll be doing the Family Fun Run 5K. In just 17 days, I'll be running my next race, a 10K. It started email back and forth with my fellow future Disney Half-er, Derek. I shared the training plans from Disney with him, in case he was interested. He congratulated me on my 8K race and mentioned wanted to sign up for one himself to force himself to "get his ass in gear" for training. Derek had a couple of 10Ks at the end of May in mind. Looking them over, we had a winner.

On Saturday May 25th I'll be running the Cascades 10k Firechase. This is another race in the PR Race Series. It's a 10K race in Potomac Falls, VA benefitting the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company. The course goes through a community in the area, and being in Sterling, it should be a nice scenic run.  If you care to come join in the race, I'd always welcome more company. I'm looking forward to it. I need to get a 10K time for my pacing for Disney. I plan to run more in the fall, but it'd be nice to get my first 10K in. I like increasing my distance and each race is an accomplishment. Really, every run I go fast or longer feels good and an accomplishment. Every race under my belt is another check box, proving to myself that I can do this.

After registering yesterday, I went out and ran a 13:46 pace for just over 2 miles and threw the ball into Derek's court. His response?
Challenge Accepted


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