For the first time since Feb, I raced.
I approached a start line on a misty 50 degree morning and I loved it.
The last month or two, I’ve been running but its been different. I’ve been running because I should, for the workout, not because I want to or because I love it. So I walked into this race as Saturday’s workout, no plans, no expectations. I ran comfortably and didn’t check my pace once. I would’ve been disappointed if I didn’t PR, being that the last 5K ran was my first race, but I wasn’t really concerned. Whatever happens, happens.
27:23 – a PR by over a minute and only 23 seconds shy of my stretch goal. Had I paid attention, I could’ve hit that sub-27. Next time.
How was the race itself? Not too big, but big enough. Water stations were well stocked and in the right places. The only mile marker I noticed was mile 1. They allow strollers which I didn’t love but they weren’t really an issue. The course was flat and on the water for the most part. I’d say its definitely the best 5K course I’ve run. I’d absolutely do it again.
Am I all amped up about racing again? Not really. But I am looking forward to the next one. Plus, it brought back the love for running at least for a bit, enough so that I ran the 3.5 miles home after the race.
the best way to celebrate a good race & a 7 mile day..
JT & I met Adam & Christina for mexican and margaritas. Cinco de Mayo or not thats always a good plan. great night.
hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.