|But I did steal this picture from the interweb|
The race consisted of a 5K loop that we would have to run 3 times. I was a little nervous about it being boring and wanting to end after 1 or 2 laps but surprisingly it didn't happen. The loop was pretty scenic and wound you through the entire park...through playfields, wetlands, and along the water. I went ankle deep in a puddle on the first lap so I ran with the extra weight of wet shoes and socks for the remainder of the race...awesome! Carol kept me moving pretty fast and by the 3rd lap I gave her the go ahead to sprint ahead of me. I honestly had no idea how fast I was running because I forgot to charge my Garmin so I just ran by feeling.
I crossed the finish line in 1:22:47 with a pace a little under 9:00/mile.
And...wait for it...that placed me as the 4th female in the 15K and Carol got 2nd! Let's focus on that fun fact instead of the fact that there were only 16 females running the 15K, ok?
|Disclaimer: When we took these photos we didn't really know what place we got so I have multiple photos holding up different numbers :)|
|Carol finished in 1:20:52!|
Post race consisted of a HOT latte and scone from the bakery near my place. Then I took an amazing hot bath and an even more amazing nap. So much for a nice slow long run ;).
The rest of last week looked like this:
February 13-19, 2012
Monday: Chest & Triceps + 3 mile treadmill run - CHECK, did 3.5 mile speedwork session on the treadmill
Tuesday: Legs - CHECK
Wednesday: Back & Biceps
Thursday: Shoulders & Abs + cardio maybe - CHECK, ran 3 miles on the tready
Saturday: 15K race -
|Despite hiking up a mountain, Stacey still wasn't tired enough to cooperate in the photo|
Question: Is there a new distance you've been wanting to race? The 15K was a lot of fun and I think I'll run some more :). Plus, honestly anything less than 26.2 is pretty awesome to me right now!