Registered for Cooper River Bridge Run
I’m heading to Charles Towne within a couple of weeks for my first 10k. I posted last July that I would be participating in the Cooper River Bridge Run on March 27, 2010 and I am officially registered as of this evening.
Even better, meal planning site and sponsor PapayaHead paid my $40 entry fee in addition to covering the hotel bill for the weekend.
How cool is that?
I’m going to be stepping up my training on the treadmill (and outdoors) over the next week and a half. While I haven’t ran the bridge before I used to live in Charleston (family still does) and have driven over the Cooper River plenty of times to know of the long, hideous incline awaiting me and the other 39,999 brave souls.
Here’s my basic 10k training plan:
- Eat pasta the night before
- Stay hydrated
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Do my best not to get trampled — that’d be bad
I should charge for this advice, really. No, but seriously — any expert marathon runners out there? Any tips for running your first 10k?