Well, I didn’t get my 3 practices runs in this week. I only did one on Tuesday but decided to race anyway.
It was a beautiful sunny day. But not perfect condition for a PR : ran the first mile too fast (about 9 min), hilly (not steep but persistent) course, didn’t get a drink of water at mile 2 and they ran out at mile 3. As a result, I walked several times especially during the last mile and had no gas to finish strong.
So how did I finish it in 31 minutes? It was my fastest this year. Faster than the 3 races where I didn’t walk at all and felt strong throughout especially at the end of the race. Go figure!
My next race is not until August 1. I need to motivate myself to run.
My goal is to some day finish in the top 3 in my age group. I think I was 5th in this race and 64th out of almost 200.