I know what you're thinking - she begins training for the May triathlon in October??!! And, no, I don't. But I got an email from Missy Taylor today and she and her soon-to-be sister-in-law are running a Turkey Trot 5K race on Thanksgiving morning. And now, I am too. I'm too old to sleep in on Thanksgiving anymore, so if I'm up, and I'm going to eat an obscene amount of food a few hours later, I might was well run 3 1/2 miles that morning.
I haven't run that distance since the triathlon last spring. And when I have run 2 or 3 miles, it has been at an incredibly slow pace. I have 5 weeks to build up the endurance and re-teach myself how to run that distance at a much faster pace. I haven't done a 5K since college.
As always, I'll keep you posted on the progress.