Race - Run As One
When - April 28 at 8:30am
Time - 50:07
Pace per Mile - 12:32
Being my first race of the season, I was plenty nervous about how it would go. Fortunately, I was pleased with both my time and the way I felt at the finish. The weather was perfect in the mid-50s, and the race went much better than I thought it would. I know I definitely pushed myself though.
The first mile was exactly 12 minutes.
My second was around 12:30, but I stopped at a water station for a drink and walked very briefly there.
The third mile is the most difficult with three consecutive hills. I ran it a little closer to 13 minutes.
My final mile was around 12:30. I was cruising on the downhill and sprinted to the finish. I had decided when I hit the 3 mile marker that I wanted to finish at/under 50 minutes. By my clock I did, but my official race time had me at 7 seconds over. Good enough.
|Christopher is so great about supporting me at so many races! So thankful for him!|
It was great to be back out on a timed course. I'd like to knock my time down roughly a minute over the course of the next couple of months. I am hoping to be able to get in some good runs as I prepare for two upcoming 10k races in May and June. I know I can do it, but it will require some dedication and hard work on my end. I'm up for the challenge though!