Running A 10K Race for The First Time… How to Prep with Only Five Days to Go

imageI signed up for my first 10k race today- St. Patrick’s Day Race put on by the Taconic Road Runners Club.  It will take place in the FDR Park in Yorktown Heights this Sunday, March 13th. I have not trained. In fact, I regressed and ran very little in the past two months. I hope this race will kick me into gear and start running again.

So I have got five days to race day. I believe that means my preparation should only include TWO things

Picking the right music and gear 

Knowing where the parking and registration tables are

Working on the first item – Music. This is what I listen to repeatedly, Borgeous’ Wildfire, when I do short runs. It has the crescendos that get me ramp up and the slow down to catch my breath. It kind of follows the Baroque pattern. Motivating enough, right?

I will probably need more than one song to finish the 6.2 miles. Would love recommendations from my readers. What do you say?