Jess from Run with Jess organizes the virtual 5k race, the Cupcake Classic. This is a fun run for women of all fitness levels. There are no awards, as fitness offers its own rewards! You can run, jog or walk. As sisters, moms, daughters, friends, we make choices every day to lead our families and communities towards a healthier life. The Cupcake Classic celebrates those daily efforts.
WHAT: A virtual race is running a specified distance, timing yourself, without actually being present in a race location. A 5k equals 3.1 miles.
WHEN: October 14 – 21, 2012
WHERE: Pick your favorite local route or jump on the treadmill.
I decided to run this race during my lunch break on Tuesday. I had a little trouble with my left achilles tendon after my last run on Saturday, so I took a few days off. The plan was to see how my foot was feeling and not to injury myself more, since I’m planning on running a half on Sunday.
It was a gorgeous day!! The temperature was in the low 60′s and sunny and I just love how beautiful VA is in the fall. The trees and leaves are so bright and colorful!!
For this run I also tried the KT Tape for the first time. It was easy to apply and it didn’t bother me during running. The only draw back was that it didn’t stick as well as I thought. When I was done with my run, some ends were off of my skin, but overall I liked this tape.
The run itself was a pretty consistent pace. I pushed it a little bit, but I was able to handle it. My foot was totally fine for 2 miles but I could start feeling it in mile 3. No pain, just some muscle soreness.
I finished the 5k in 26:26 and was happy with my time and with my run.
Thanks Jess for organizing this race! Without the race I would have taken a full week off from running and would not have been able to enjoy this beautiful fall day!!
Have you participated in this or any other virtual race?