Energizer Night Run
This was my first ever running event. I was terrified. I booked it after a few pitiful runs as something to work towards, and to distract me from the life altering exams I was about to do. I chose this as my first race as it looked fun and a lot less intimidating that most of the other races I looked at. I stuck to the training plan on their website and despite still being painfully slow, made it to race day.
|(I'm the midget in the middle)|
The run itself was a night,with the start and after party in a huge venue with a lots of entertainment, food and most importantly a bar for afterwards (although before may have been a good idea considering how nervous I was!!) Luckily I'd bullied the boy and BFF to do the run with me. The entire run was done with head torches on and luminous orange tee shirts.
Approaching the start I was petrified, but my trusty playlist of my fave running songs pushed me through the start line, and I didn't stop running until the end. Completing the 10km and running the whole thing was such a huge achievement for me and I was buzzing at the end, with a time of 1:06.
|First ever medal - Yeay!!!|
We own the night
Having completed my first 10km, I promptly came home and signed up for another 10km and a half marathon. We own the night was a women's only 10km in my local Victoria Park, where I do a lot of my training. Again it sounded fun and not so intimidating. However, I hadn't managed to bully anyone to do it with me, so this time I turned up alone, pertified and feeling a little unfit after 2 weeks of training with a bad case of the flu. Again we had a luminous orange top, but this time made from the nike tri fit which was great!
The start was a little disorganised and busy but we soon got into the flow of things. The boy and a few friends came to cheer me on, a god send at 6km when I felt like I might die. I did beat my time by 2 mins, which was great considering the flu, and the atmosphere was fantastic, but I didn't really enjoy doing the run on my own. But still 1:04. The toughest bit was all my training had been in freezing January - March and I hadn't done any running in the heat. It was an extremely warm and humid day, and I just wasn't prepared for it!
Did anyone else do these runs? What did you think?