Saturday, November 29, 2014

A Sweet Deal on Foster City 10-Miler/5K

2015 is shaping up to be the year of apocryphal distances. I was lamenting recently about how I really wanted to run a road half sometime between Thanksgiving and mid-February, but there don't seem to be many nearby that fit into my schedule super well. Then recently I got an email about the Foster City Ten Miler on January 18. No, it's not a half, but it's in the ballpark more or less, and would at least give me some sense of where I am 6 weeks out from NVM. I was getting ready to register last week when I came across Jen's post on the same race where she posted a discount code.

The prices are $50 for the 10-miler & $30 for the 5K for another two days (the prices go up on 12/1, I think), so if you act now, you could get the 10-miler for $40 or the 5K for $25, which is pretty reasonable. No, it's not a half, but it's the closest I'll get to one until after NVM, and I'm actually kind of excited about running a 10-mile race for the first time.

I'm not sure yet what my goals will be, but most likely it will be either 1) run at marathon pace / effort just for the practice, or 2) actually try to run it as fast as possible, knowing I won't *really* be in race shape for that distance, just to see what happens. We'll see when we get closer.

If you're in the Bay Area, come run with us!!!


  1. Yay, so glad you'll be running this race! 10 milers are a sweet distance, I like them a lot. Hopefully the weather will be perfect like last year (low 50's at the start, no wind).

  2. I love ten milers! Sweet discount, too.

  3. Looks fun and very tempting - going to check it out!

  4. No one ever organises ten-milers here, but 10 miles at marathon goal pace is a great workout!