Last night I decided to register for my first, ever, race.
I'll be doing the Great Aloha Run, on February 20th.
With the help of a run savvy friend, I've got a pretty intense training schedule figured out starting today up until the race. There is a short 6 weeks between now and then to get myself running up to 6 miles at a time, hopefully without having to stop or walk.
The run starts at Aloha Tower in downtown Honolulu and ends in Aloha Stadium in Aiea. It's an 8.15 mile run with stations set up along the route for water, physical aid or bathroom. I am hoping to not have to pee at all and aiming to finish in 3 hours. Lee said to finish in 3.5 hours I'd have to average about a 22 minute mile, which I would hope I could average less than that.
I'm not going to be running for time or to place, but running for myself as a personal goal. 8.15 miles is longer than a 10k, that's pretty amazing considering this is my first race. I just want to run as much of it as I can, aim for a 3 hour finish and get my finishers t-shirt after I cross the finish line. Lee, the kids, Paige and whoever else will hopefully all be in the stadium stands, cheering me on and watching as I finish!
I am so excited :)