Woo Hoo! A night race!!

United States
June 5, 2010 1:18pm CST
I am excited as tonight I will run my first race in the evening. It'll be downtown Okc. I am looking forward to it. All of my other races have been in the morning. I hope to set a new pr as I have been running more at night lately... have you done night races? Which do you prefer?
3 responses
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
5 Jun 10
Oh that is cool! You'll have to let us know how that goes. I'm used to racing in the morning, but the mile race I want to do is a night race. I don't seem to run as fast later in the day so I'm freaking out a bit. But mine is still a month away. Is that a 5K tonight? Good luck!
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• United States
6 Jun 10
Yeah, I ran a 5K last night. IT was so hot!! I over heated and had to slow way down so my time sucked.. it was one of those you're just glad to finish upright! I had to walk a bit when I got dizzy...the heat index was still in the 90's! But I finished. The guy who won the OKC marathon this year (Jerry somebody) passed all the 5Kers when we were almost back. Basically he did the 10K in a minute less than I did the 5K! boy that sucks!!!
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
6 Jun 10
That is what I am afraid of, the heat! The one I'm planning on doing will be in July and will be at least 90, possibly 100. No amount of heat training will help that! I figure I probably won't run it barefoot since I don't need burning feet too. Sorry it wasn't a great race. But isn't it kind of cool to actually get to see the winner running? I always love out and back courses where you get to see the elites coming through. Or like the last 10K I ran, some 5K participants definitely got to see the 10K winner coming through in 32 minutes! And the 10K course was much more difficult than the 5K course, so it was funny that the 5K winner finished in 16 minutes. Even when I was finishing at almost 58 minutes on the 10K, there were a lot of people from the 5K still finishing and at first I was definitely confused because people were walking up towards the finish line, because people from the 10K at that time should still be giving it everything they've got. And then I realized those were people walking the 5K.
• United States
8 Jun 10
It was very cool to see a "real" runner! lol! He is headed to Arizona to train. Said he wants to run 120 miles a week! He'll run 3-4 miles like 3 times a day to reach his goal. Then one day he'll run a long run! sheesh!!
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
6 Jun 10
hi macdingolinger, i have not understand about this discussion,first of all what is races and what is night races,how you will run the race,everything is new to me,how you run the race,what is the use in running the race,what is morning race and night race,why the difference is there,have a nice day
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• United States
6 Jun 10
It's one of the fun things we do here. You sign up for a race of whatever distance you want to run. I only run 5Ks so far! It has a couple of purposes. For runners is a good way to see how well your training and fitness is going. For those sponsoring the race it raises money for their cause. I want to do one next week that will help buy limbs for amputees.
@yugasini (12836)
• Anantapur, India
6 Jun 10
hi macdingolinger, thanks for the response,till now i have not about these races,really let me know the details of the race participating by you,have a nice day
@syndibee (799)
• United States
7 Jun 10
I wanted to do a midnight run on new years eve this last year. I didn't though, ended up just doing a morning new years run instead. I may try the Halloween midnight one this year. I have never seen an evening race around here. It seems they are all between 7:30am-8:30am.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
8 Jun 10
Midnight would be a good time. The only one I've ever seen was on New Year's Eve though. But at least it would be nice and cool! Even cooler where you're from. ;)