The first mile, maybe mile and a half, are all uphill and then it’s downhill to the end. It was super crowded at the beginning too – so hard to get around big groups, which is kinda becoming my race pet peeve. I LOVE running with someone or with a group – but be aware of who is around you, especially during a race! I listened to my Rock My Run playlist and pushed on. You have to push the entire time during a 5K. I followed a girl wearing Ogden Temple House shirt for most of the race. With half a mile to go I decided to push it and passed her, then at a quarter mile to go she whizzed past me. I totally should have waited for the quarter mile too. Props to her.
My sister and I were both a little confused by the age categories in this race. There was a under 20, a 21-26 category and then an 26-99 age category. What?!!? Usually you don’t see 40+ year old women against 26 year old women, but they did. And my sister showed them! She took first! I placed 4th in our age division.
This was the first year this race took place, but I think I’ll run it again next year. It supports a great cause, 100% of the funds are used to educate and research diabetes. Both my husband and I each have a sister with type one diabetes. Finding a cure would be such a blessing to SO many families!
Last Weeks Totals:
Monday: 3 miles
Tuesday: 7 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles
Thursday: rest day (this was supposed to be the longer run day, but work and life got in the way)
Friday: this was supposed to be rest day, but instead I went with my friend on a run that was supposed to be “slow and easy” 7 miles at a 9:51 pace is not slow and easy. But we had a good time. My time might have been better Saturday if I had swapped Thursday and Friday, but life happens and sometimes you just have to roll with it.
Saturday: .82 warm up and 3.13 for the race
Total: 23.95 miles
My next half marathon ins in 26 days. So it’s time to get serious. I need to run a 12 mile run sometime soon! This week I hope to have a closer to 30 mile total.
Did you do anything fun this weekend?