It was a beautiful morning for a run – I got there early since I thought the race started at 10am and it actually started at 10:30 am. It was pretty cool. I wore a tank top but couldn’t bear to take off my jacket til right before the start. One man was even wearing gloves.
The turn out was small so I was running by myself all of the race through the neighborhood. I was glad I wore what I wore since I warmed up quickly. The course was confusing. There were times I was not sure I was going the right way and the roads weren’t closed to traffic so there were cars backing out of driveways and going down the streets.
I slowed my pace after the last race where I ran out of gas at the end. I looked at my iPod after one mile and it was over 10 minutes – not good for a PR. I quickened my pace and ran the whole race without walking. It was the first race I’ve run where I didn’t feel tired. When I came close enough to see the finish line, it said 30 minutes. I was mad! I sprinted as fast as I could to finish under 31 minutes and fortunately I did .
After the race, I felt that I could still have run another few miles. This was encouraging after the way I felt during the week when I run.
I still have to find a good pace. Fast enough in the first mile but not too fast so I can finish strong.
Next race I signed up for is Sunday at the Crossings – I’m also thinking of Friday night – the Arsenal City 5k. We’ll see how the week goes and how the weather is.