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Who’s ready for the Reedy?

Posted Feb 29 2008 12:00am

I’m running a 10k tomorrow. Quite possibly the largest event ever for Greenville. Or…it’s equally possible that I just made that up. However, I do know that they actually reached (and passed) the “cap” of 3,000 participants, which is, undoubtedly, a lot of people.

Am I ready for the Reedy? Not as ready as I was a month ago! I’ve been building my base back up since October, and when I finally decided in January that now was NOT the time to run a marathon I was averaging 35-40 miles a week and had run up to 16 miles at one time. Not bad, lazy one! Why, thank you.

Things changed with the Green Valley 10 Miler a few weeks ago. I managed to re-aggravate an old college injury and lost all of my training momentum. Argh! How can months of dedication get erased in a few days? I’m currently seeing a chiropractor (that story definitely deserves its own post), and while I’m feeling better my training is still sporadic.

So, am I ready for the Reedy? Maybe not to race, but I’m ready to have a good time. I’m meeting a friend beforehand, and we’re planning to run and chat and treat it like a training run. We run in Cleveland Park all the time anyway, it’s just that now we’ll be there with 3,000 of our running friends. It doesn’t look to be anything for the record books, but it’ll definitely be an experience. :D

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