5 races in one day? Puh-lease

5 races in one day. It’s happening. This weekend. 

Ok, I say it like it’s no big deal but the reality is I need to be careful this weekend at the Carlsbad 5000 .

My first Carlsbad 5000 in 2010

Although this is a super fast (and fun) course, I cannot go all out at each race attempting PR after PR. Once it’s all said and done I will have completed 5, 5k races for a total of 15.5 miles. I’ll probably throw a few cool down in after so maybe complete the day around 17-18 total. We’ll see how things go.

So what is my plan? Do I have to have one? Ok, sure.

The goal is to run the first couple races around a 10k pace. The competitor in me will want to push hard so I am really going to need to make like Ice Cube and check myself. The third race I will be running with my brother Joe

He is coming off of some nasty shin splints so our run will be fun (can you say awesome race photos) and fingers and toes crossed that he will stay injury free.

The 4th race is my age group (women 30-39) and I am going to test my fitness in this race. Unless my body says otherwise I want to see where my legs are at. My SIL (pictured above) will also be running that race! Yes!

The last race of the day will be with the youngsters (29 and under) and that will be more of a chill race. If my little sis runs I’ll stick with her. If not I could get a wild hair up my butt and run fast. Doubtful but you never know. This IS my last race as a 32-year-old so I may have to go out with a bang.

So what is the purpose of running all 5 races? Just to do it. I’ll get a tech long sleeve, a couple of medals and will break up a planned long run. This is one of the most fun races of the year (for me) so why not push myself? My family runs this 5k event year after year and we have a blast doing it. Plus I’ll get to feel like I am at the Olympics watching the elite races at the end of the day.

If you are in SoCal and are looking for a 5k (or want to do the all day 25k) come do it! There is race weekend registration and is a PR course for most peeps.

Schedule of Races

Masters Men 40 and over 7:00 AM
Masters Women 40 and over 8:00 AM
Men 30-39 8:42 AM
Women 30-39 9:23 AM
People’s 5K Walk 9:24 AM
Wheelchair Invitational 10:43 AM
Men & Women 29 and under 11:30 AM
Elite Men’s Invitational 12:15 PM
Elite Women’s Invitational 12:17 PM
 
I know that Michelle will be there running 5 minute miles while pushing a stroller because she is awesome like that. Anyone else running CBad this weekend?
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My sweet tooth has been out of control again this week. Arggghhhhh. I am blaming  it on post race recovery needs. HA!