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I meant to write this post over a week ago, but here we are, the night before the Denver Rock n’ Roll. I’m doing the 10k tomorrow and I’m getting a little nervous.
It’s been a while since I’ve been to a running event as a participant, let alone a BIG running event. Although, now that I think about it, I did go to the Bolder Boulder earlier this year but that’s a repeat event for me and I have my routine down to a “T.” The Rock n’ Roll, on the other hand, is a big and unfamiliar event. I have to worry about parking, getting to the start line, checking my bag, finding my corral…. all on top of actually running!
This will be my first “race” postpartum and even though I don’t plan on “racing” it, I plan on using it to increase my mileage. I’m really excited to participate in a Rock n’ Roll event for the first time! I’ve heard great things about the series and can’t wait.
While my only goal for tomorrow is to simply finish, I am a little worried. The longest run I’ve done postpartum was 4.5 last weekend. My plan tomorrow is to run a mile at a time. I think I am going to run a mile, walk for a few minutes, run to the next mile marker and so on. I feel like this would get me through the race without feeling too tired at the end and without being picked up by the “sag wagon” (the 10k course cut-off is only 1.5 hours)!
So, I’ve booked my parking spot, have the route mapped out to the start line and am prepping my clothes!