Saturday, April 26, 2008

The next time

"The next time" refers to next year's Robie Creek. Would I do it again? Even a week ago (before the race), I would have said no. Primarily because signing up was such a pain in the you-know-where.

But having run it, I can truthfully say I wouldn't mind doing it again. (If I were able to get signed up.) At the very least, I have a lot of room for improvement in my time!

I've already come up with a plan of how to run the race more successfully.

I would run the first seven or so miles like a 12K. Meaning faster than I did, obviously.

Then, when I got to the point where I had no choice but to walk, I would have an opportunity to rest a bit as well.

Finally, I would run the final downhill miles just as I did last week—as fast as I could.

I would also eliminate picture taking during the race this time around.

I should be able to shave at least a few minutes off my time this way.

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