I decided that I would work on my pace until I picked back up with the distance training. So, naturally, I wanted to PR in a shorter distance. I picked the St. Patrick's Day 5k Run/Walk for the Kids since my school's SGA was helping to put it on. I also decided that not only did I want to PR, I wanted to run the 3.1 miles in 30 minutes or less.
The race was the day before St. Patrick's Day, so I made sure to get some green race gear to celebrate the occasion. Thanks, Target, for the awesome socks!
|No thanks, cell phone, for the blurry pic|
|Beautiful scenery when I arrived|
|Start/Finish line drawn in the sand|
I started to hit a mental block at about 2.25, so I walked for a minute then ran .25 miles. I knew I could still finish in under 30 minutes if I did this. When I go to mile 2.7, I saw the finish. I decided to pick up the pace and push through, and boy did that pay off!
|Official Time: 28:42 matched my Garmin|
I stuck around for the awards since the principal of the school (aka my boss) was there and we were having a good conversation. Little did I know that other than the 1st place overall woman, I was the top finisher in the 19-29 female age group!
What a great way to start my day. PRing AND finishing top in my age group! I'm really pleased with myself, and it gives me a lot of confidence about PRing in the half in September.
Who knows...maybe I'll find a 10k to do soon and go for a PR in that :) Have a great Saturday, y'all!