Aside from the City to Surf last year which I did as a power walk and took forever, I have never entered a real race.
Today I registered for the Blackmore's Sydney Running Festival Bridge Run which is on next weekend. It is a 9km race across the Sydney Harbour Bridge and ending at the 0pera H0use.
I don't know if I'm ready for a 9km race yet, only having been running for two weeks, but my goal is to run it all and not walk and try and do it under an hour. I am also hoping I can place somewhere respectable in my age group (which is 40-49). I know there are some fit over 40s ladies out there, but I am hoping I might be one of them!
I know there is some scientific way to prepare for a race - tapering or something - so I must do some research and find out what I should be doing next week. At the moment I am running at least 5kms nearly every day (except yesterday which was Day 1 TTOM) so I am not sure if I should be doing more or less or the same. Anyway, I'll figure it out!