This Saturday I have to do an 18 mile training run in preparation for the Goofy Challenge during the Walt Disney World Marathon in January. Today a running buddy Amy “The Tiny Terror” told me that the James Island Connector 10k this weekend would have finisher medals. Well since I am a race medal snob, this sounded like a perfect plan to add into my training plan! This 10k is only a block away from my 18 mile training run route, so it was a no brainer! This allows me to run the James Island Connector, a place not open to runners, to add a little variety to my training, and has 3 hills to give the rare hills training we don’t normally get in Charleston.
So two of my running partners are going to split it up to run with me. I am going to do the first 10 miles with one friend, and then the last 8 miles, which will include the 10k, with the other friend! This should be an awesome training run! I get to take a little break after mile 10 until the race starts. This will give me about 15 minutes to reload and recover before starting the race (aka continued training run for a medal!).
Registration for the James Island Connector 10K is still open until Wednesday Night, October 30th. If you want to join us, they have both a 10K and a 5K. The 10K is an out and back on the Connector. For the 5K you run the complete way down the Connector, and then a bus will return you to the Start where the post race festivities are. The race is $30, and you can register from the race website. If cost is an issue, my friend Amy provided a $5 off coupon code, just email me and I will provide it offline. Come out and join us!
Full 18 Mile Training Route
Course Map for the James Island Connector 10K