I gave it all I had out there. I pushed it much harder than my training runs, and somehow kept a good pace the whole time. I went into this race not knowing how it would pan out, but I was pleasantly surprised. I It looks like my training has paid off…paid off well enough to earn a new personal record! My chip time was 29:17! [old record 29:58]. Now I wonder what I could have done if I had not missed some of my runs on the training plan. It has inspired me to keep at it.
And of course here is my finish pic – I take pretty awful finish pics. I always look tired and so focused. I gotta learn to loosen up I guess! Generally by this point, I’ve run a hard race, and I always give it all I have running up the chute. So by the time I cross the finish, I’m wiped out! I think my goal for my next race is to come across the finish line smiling.
Now the weather is warming up which means more outside runs, and warmer races to run!
Oh and in case you missed it, I did a guest blog post over at Real Food Girl: Unmodified yesterday. Check it out and see what new recipe I’m sharing! 🙂