Going the (New) Distance

Remember when I said it was time to rebuild and focus on strength and not race for a while? Yeah, I knew I wouldn’t last that long. Because I just signed up for my next race: The NYRR Oakley New York Mini 10K in June!

924580_1571176073134331_1404894051_nI’m so pumped – this will be my first time racing this distance (which means an automatic PR!) and it’s the same loop I ran back in March for the NYC Half Marathon: a full circle of the gorgeous Central Park. Once I started doing some research on what upcoming race to run, this was a no-brainer:

  • It’s the perfect mid-distance level to keep me training – I nail 5K’s every other day for maintenance, and while a 10K will take some extra work, it’s still not as taxing (distance-wise) on my body as a half would be.
  • It’s a majorly hilly course compared to what I’m used to, which gives me the opportunity to add some challenging hill work into my training. Hello, leg-building!
  • I get a medal. I’m pretty sure I will only run races for medals anymore, because… medals.
  • It’s a women-only race, which is always fun.
  • It’s a chance to race through Central Park on a Saturday in the middle of June with a bunch of like-minded ladies, how could I NOT do this one?

So now that I’m all registered, who else will I see there? Any of you planning on running this one, or any other NYRR races this summer? Now that I’m officially a member, that 9+1 box in the corner of my account page is enticing me to add more registrations to my name to secure that NYCM2016 spot, I have to say!

11 thoughts on “Going the (New) Distance

  1. Sounds like a great challenge to keep in shape! I love that you’re doing the 9+1 program to get into NYC Marathon! That’s how I got my entry in 2013. I would highly suggest doing the NYRR 5th Avenue mile run if you want to see how fast you can run a mile πŸ™‚ I think it is a marathon qualifier race unless they changed that. The only NYRR race I plan on running this year so far is the Brooklyn half next weekend πŸ™‚

    • Ahh you’re doing Brooklyn, how fun! I almost had a chance to run that last year but it fell through and I’ve been eyeing it ever since. Have a great time!
      And as for the marathon, we’ll see if it all comes to fruition – it’s not like I’ll be crushed if it doesn’t happen! It’s just funny when you see the empty squares on your NYRR account and feel the need to fill them all in and complete the set! πŸ˜€

      • Well, if you do complete the set, it’s another whole year to prepare yourself for the marathon πŸ™‚ I would love to do it again one day but I’m doing some faster, flatter, CHEAPER courses first haha

      • AMEN about the cheaper courses, goodness! When I got into the NYC Half I wasn’t expecting to get in, and so when they charged my card before I got the email I had to quickly move some funds around so my balance wouldn’t go too low! lmao – I can only imagine what the full costs are!

  2. 10k is my favorite distance. So much so that I actually jumped over to their webpage when first reading your post, only to see it’s the same day as my high school reunion… so I guess I can’t do it. But I can’t wait to hear all about your experience! Have a blast!

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