A few minutes in I realized I was feeling better than Saturday so I pushed myself until I got tired. When I passed mile marker 4 I saw the end was going to be an uphill climb and it deflated me a bit. I just ran a comfortable pace and when I got to the start finish line I never really kicked it up a notch I just trotted on. It wasn't a chip timed event. My official time was 48:13 so I missed my goal by 13 seconds. Carlton, a co-worker running his very first race, and his wife Catherine (who's a marathoner) started with me near the rear of the pack. Starting in the back of the pack is tough when it's gun time.
My Garmin recorded 8:50, 9:05, 9:37, 10:09, 10:17 so on my Garmin I made my goal...does that count?
|At this point I was thinking, "Why didn't I just run that last stretch faster?"|
|On the course - when the sun isn't shining it just feels colder.|
|After we were done Catherine (left)wanted to go again. |
Carlton (center) finished his very first race and was still smiling
Hills seem to kill my ability to pick up my knees after I get tired. I tried tackling them two ways, early on I just kept my pace and I was lifting my knees my normal gait. Toward the end I tried little tiny steps, almost like walking but faster. I just get sloppy when I get tired. I was envious when a few people sailed by me at the end. I like to finish strong.
Hill advice anyone?
|My hubby walking by while I was taking pics|
we didn't get a picture together :(
I am trying to decide what shoes are going to be better for my 10K run March 29th.