Although I am not a huge fan of short races (um they hurt!), I think doing a couple of them during different parts of marathon training is a great way to assess your goals, gage improvement, and see what your legs can do!
Or you can take the more fun angle of short races and use them as a shake out run (perfect for after The San Francisco Marathon), run one as part of your long run, or bring a friend or your dog!
Lucky for THREE Bay Area readers, I am giving away entries into a new local 5k race that would work perfectly for any of those things!
Some good friends of mine have been working VERY hard to get the new Fast and Furious Festival organized. It’s going to be an amazing day to both participate in and be a spectator at. I am so excited!
August 7th, 2011 in Pleasanton, CA
8am: 5k run/walk (stroller and dog friendly!)
9:30am: 1 mile running race (must qualify for – there will be speedies!)
10:00am: Kid’s running race
10:30am: Bike criteriums (including a kids bike race!) for the rest of the day!
As you can see, there is definitely something for everyone! Maybe I can even talk all the Bay Area bloggers out there and have a meet up.
- Mandatory: Leave a comment on this post telling me if you love or hate short races and why.
- (+1) Like Fast and Furious Festival on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me you did!
- (+1) Tweet: I want to win an entry to the @FnFPleasanton 5k from @runnersrambles
The contest will be open until Wednesday, July 27th at midnight California time and I will randomly pick 3 winners and announce them on Thursday, July 28th!
Even if you don’t win you should still come out to participate and/or support the festival. This is going to be a great day and a portion of the money raised is going to a very dear cause of fighting ALS which has touched home to a lot of my friends in the recent years.
Hope to see you there!