I'm doing this. At first I thought it was expensive, but then just realised how spoilt I am with cheap races! The deciding factor for me was that the route is a road I used to drive every week and thought it would be novel now to run it!! Even convinced a couple of club mates to come up with me.
My plan to run Sunday evening didn't materialise. I'd forgotten the MotoGP was on amd as it was coming from the US it didn't finish until about 8 pm and I still had to walk the dog!
So I reverted back to my norm and went out this evening as soon as I finished work. I really struggled to complete 5K. One factor I think was the heat, the other a nasty insect bite on my lower leg that I've reacted to. I have a hard, red lump about 2 inches in diameter on the outside of my leg just below the knee. It's burning up, itching and throbbing. I think its also going to blister.
Went out for a run this morning. Planned a 5 mile route with options to extend it to 6 or 8 depending on how I felt. Legs felt like lead and my left glute was screaming at me. Not sure if it was because I hadn't fully recovered from Thursday's interval training or if it was due to the lunges and squats we did at Nordic walking last night. Whichever, I only did the 5 miles and that was definitely enough
Normally Sunday would be my rest day, but OH is working tomorrow night so I might do my Monday run tomorrow evening and have a rest day on Monday instead!
Hansy, I had that fear when I first went along to my club. Fortunately, my club is really friendly and they always ensure someone runs with a newbie. After a few weeks you get to know who is a similar pace to you (or just a bit faster to help you improve!)