Well there’s no turning back now. This afternoon I registered for the Half Marathon being held May 30. This is one of many races being held during the Ottawa Race Weekend. It cost me $70 but because I signed up through Running Room they’re giving me a $10 coupon. This works because I’ll need a new pair of shoes before the race. Now I just have to decide whether I want to raise some money for the race charity or not. If I do and raise $250 they’ll reimburse my entry fee. There’s two problems with that. First it’s not something I like to do. Second is the charity is for a hospital that’s not in the area I live so I could have a problem raising $ because of it.
Before I registered I went for another run. I ran my flat 4 miles again but tried not to run too hard. I ran it in 51 minutes using the same R5/W2 and then added another 11 minutes of walking to cool down. Till the end of April all my Tuesday runs will be slow because I play badminton the same evening.
Badminton was a lot busier tonight. I thought it was because the Olympics were over but the regulars said it was the busiest night this season. This fact made the games spread out a lot more. I was there for 3 hours tonight but figure I still only got 1.5 hours of game play in. I’m getting better but still need a lot of work. You know your cardio is coming along nicely when you get to a few shots and you here some oohs because they didn’t think you would get there.
If I don’t forget tomorrow I’ll post my training plan for the HM.