Tomorrow I'm going to run a 10K race. Here are some of my thoughts before I do...
Why am I doing this race?
* Because I did it last year and enjoyed it. It was the first race since we moved from Scotland to the South of England, and I was still on the comeback trail from Plantar Fasciitis. Incredibly, this will be the first annual race I've ever run twice!
* Because 10K is a fairly undemanding distance, and in a month's time I'm doing a 10-miler so it fits into my training.
* Because last year, Robbie and Emma took part in the children's races and had a great time. It was their first experience of running in a race, and they both did well and had fun.
*Because I haven't raced since the start of June, as I wanted to spend more time with the family during summer weekends.
What are my goals?
* Enjoy it as much as last year.
*Enjoy the experience of running a race for the second time.
*I hope the kids enjoy their race.
*Although I'm not expecting a PB, I wouldn't want to finish much slower than 53 minutes. My last 10K in May was a completely flat course, and I had trained for it. Hence my unexpectedly good PB of 51m17s. But this race has a hill, and looks like it'll be windy, so I'm not expecting too much.
*I hope the t-shirt looks good and fits well.
In other news, Robbie has turned 7 YEARS OLD!!