Friday, August 5, 2011

My first race!

With the dog days of summer upon us, I decided to take Todd's advice and sign up for my first ever race as a way of staying motivated.

So, on October 8th, I'm headed down to Virginia to run the New River Trail. I know that I'm not going to be competitive, but it's going to be fun!


  1. this is great news, Joel!! 50K is a heck of a distance to choose for your first race... my goodness!

    you're going to do well though, i'm certain, and once you start racing, i'd bet you'll get hooked!

  2. I've been pondering not only running 50K, and not only as a race, but doing so as your first race. I'm having a hard time envisioning it; it's so different than my experience, You've got some guts my friend! Keep us updated about how the training and the race goes.

  3. I don't really think of it as a race -- more like a 5-hour run in the woods with refreshment stops set up along the way. The course looks seriously gorgeous.