Cinco de Mayo seems like the right time to write up my Cinco de Miler race recap. Here goes!
How I Ran and Enjoyed My Virtual 5 Mile Race
There's an electric mood at the starting line of every in-person road and trail race. Each runner has a head full of thoughts and anticipation. It's hard to capture that kind of excitement in a virtual race.
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Talk About Your Race
By the time May 2 arrived, my household knew I was going to run a virtual race. I talked about training. I posted on socials about the race and the cool SWAG.
I made my race a public event with my family and my social media running friends. It made the race feel more like a real event instead of a training run. It helped me focus and stay excited.
Make a Plan
Plan your race route ahead of time. In these lockdown days, it's important to find a place where you can run AND maintain #SocialDistancing.
Measure your route for distance. Plan or build in your water stops. I carried my water so I didn't have to think about it.
Add Your Own Twist
I chose my route a week before my race. The day before, I decided to add a scavenger hunt to my event.
I planned on looking for things while running that counted off each of the 5 miles of my Cinco de Miler. Hunting for the right number of items made my race interesting.
Hold Yourself Accountable
I think running a race (real or virtual) is one of the best ways to hold yourself accountable. It gives you a chance to:
I love the feeling of completing a mission — any mission! It can be a training run, a step count, pace goal, calorie burn, mileage or the Cinco de Miler.
Celebrate Your Accomplishment
You Can Still Register and Run the Cinco de Miler Virtual 5-Miler. Registration is Open Until SWAG is Gone. Click Here to Register!
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