This Sunday is the first points race of the 2010 season:the Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K. While I don’t think I’ll be fast enough to get any points for my running club (FRNY), it will be fun to be with the real fast guys – the guys breaking 5:30 and 5:00 splits for a 5K. It should be a good experience.
This is my third race in three weekends, and following the race will be my third post-race brunch in just as many weekends. I’m starting to feel a little worn down physically, but my legs seem to do fine during my training runs; I pushed a 6:45 pace for a 6+ mile run through Central Park last night despite heavy legs and that at least gives me the confidence that I don’t have to feel 100% to turn in a decent time.
My running buddy Dave C. thinks I should really try and race the Coogan’s 5K, and he thinks I can probably crack a 5:59 pace despite the hilly course. At first I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to, but somehow his confidence in me really makes me think I might be able to do it. Can I? I don’t know for sure – but now I really want to lay it all out on the asphalt and see how I can do.