Hello, my name is Theodora, and I am addicted to half marathons. I find them challenging, yet an achievable goal without a huge time commitment.
But what about their little sister, the 10k? While I like to say that most people can run a half marathon, not everyone wants to. It still can be a time commitment that you either can’t make or choose not to make. Many of our users at work are new to working out, and to them even a 5K is huge. One of my good friends ran her first 10K this fall and was SO EXCITED, as she should have been.
I think some of us crazy distance runners get caught up in the high mileage and forget what awesome distances and achievements these shorter races can be. And, if you’ve ever tried to race a 10K, you know it’s NOT EASY.
I actually have two 10Ks coming up — and one of them that I have an extra entry for!
I’m running the Newport Liberty 10K (as part of a long run, and courtesy of the race) this Saturday, and I have an extra bib (I know, sorry last minute) for one of you!
I’ve run the half a few times, and I really enjoy it. It’s smaller than some of the NYRR races I usually run but still very well-organized, and it has great views of NYC. PLUS, the races are well-priced — this one is $33, or $75 if you register for this + the half in the fall. UM HI, AMAZING.
If you’d like to run this…leave me a comment below about your favorite race distance and why. Enter by 5pm tomorrow (May 11), and I’ll pick and email a winner tomorrow night.