Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Can I run a 15k?

So I have been pondering running a 15k in March.

I know, it sounds crazy.  I have only done 5k's up until this point so why triple that lenght?

Well, the Shamrock Run is is in March of 2012 and they offer 3 lengths: 5k (which I did last year), 8k, and 15k.

I could do an 8k with only moderate effort.  Adding a few miles would be some work, but totally doable.

However, a 15k would be a MAJOR stretch for me and a SUPER challenge.  PLUS, finishers of the 15k get a medal!  (Yea, I want the medal...I am a sucker for shiney things...)

For the last few days I have been staring at an Excel spreadsheet calendar that I created and have been stressing about how to add training to my routine without having to sacrifice fun/school/work/sleep.

I would love some feedback from experience runners on if this is doable (and feedback from non-runners too wouldn't be a terrible thing either). 

1 comment:

  1. Hey Rizzle, I definitely think you should do the 15k, unfortunately that may mean you have to sacrifice something else. When I made the decision to run ultra marathons I refused to give up time with my sons so I gave up TV so I could get to bed early and get up at 3:30 for my morning runs.

    As you continually challenge yourself as a runner you are going to have to figure out what's more important.

    Good luck and have fun.