A new sport comes to America Sunday, Dec. 23 in Pleasanton, Calif., with the first-ever staging on American soil of a unique new running competition called the Double Road Race™ (or Double for short).
A distance race consisting of two legs — an opening 10K (6.2 miles) leg, followed by a 5K (3.1 miles) leg, with a short break in between, winners to be decided on best aggregate time — the Double is the brainchild of running visionary and innovator Bob Anderson, founder and former publisher of Runner’s World magazine, and an avid runner for 50 years.
“It’s not two races in one day,” says Anderson in describing his creation, “It’s one race with two legs. This is the only running event with a halftime.”
Wow!! One of my many ads on the right side of my facebook had this race listed. Of course, curious me, I clicked on it and was sold!!! It’s different and I like doing different thing (really?). I’ve only done one half marathon and have no desire to complete a full marathon. Running races like this would be a nice change from the norm.
I signed up last week and was one of the first 800 runners, so I get a bag full of cool goodies!! That was about the best thing that happened after I signed up, the worse thing…….I came down with pneumonia. ME! ME!!!! I rarely get sick and I’m a clean freak!!! I had the flu the beginning of last week and by friday I felt better. Signed up for the race and that night I felt like a mack truck ran me over!!!!!!
Stubbornly went to the doctor, chest x-ray done and Botta Bang….pneumonia. I’ve been slowly recovering from this. Shortness of breath is kicking my butt! I’m a runner and I shouldn’t be short of breath without running!!! I haven’t run in 1 1/2 wks and I have 17 days until this race. I probably won’t be able to run again until mid week next week, which will give me 10 days to race day. At this point, I really want to do this race. It’s new and I wanna be apart of it. So we shall see how preparing for this race will be. 🙂
Check it out Double Road Race
If you can make it sign up!!!