Today is Take it and Run Thursday at the Runner’s Lounge. This is a weekly feature they do that I want to start participating in, so here’s my first contribution!
The Monument Avenue 10k is 1 week after the Shamrock Half Marathon in March. While most people use the 10k as part of their training plan to motivate them towards their half-marathon or marathon, I’m using it as a recovery!
I actually signed up for this race last year, but unfortunately, work kept me from making it to the race. This year, I warned my boss well in advance that the last 2 weekends in March, I will be unable to work.
I’ve been told that this race is really a lot of fun, so I’m not exactly expecting a new PR. Just take a look at the picture of the starting line from last year, doesn’t that look like fun? According to the SportsBackers, the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k was voted the best road race in the southeast. If the colored wigs in the picture above don’t look like fun, just search Flickr for Monument Ave 10k to see what a good time everyone had at past races.
Richmond, Virginia has a great local running community. If you look hard enough, you can probably find a 10k or 5k each month. I love these races, I just wish I had time for them all!
I’m looking forward to this race as much as I am the half marathon. I think, with music along the course, I may even turn off my iPod!