My aunt and uncle were visiting from Connecticut for the weekend, and my uncle has been running for quite a while. He usually runs about a mid-20's 5k, but both he and my boyfriend stayed back to run with me, even though they both probably could have placed had they not! Well, I know my uncle would have, at the least. We ended up finishing in 40:40. We were on track for me to PR after the first mile, which came in at 12:06. I tried to keep up the pace, but it just wasn't happening. This was my first run after RunTheBluegrass, which was a mistake, so I was still tight. Plus it was about 70 out, while Bluegrass was about 45 and felt like 32, so I think my body was very confused! Mile 2 was 13:29, much closer to my usual pace, and the last mile was 13:54. While I probably could have pushed harder and gotten a new PR, I didn't want to push too hard, and I'm mostly happy with this time.
This is known as the "mini bridge run" because we go up and over a bridge that goes over the highway. Despite my hills at Bluegrass, it still kicked my butt, especially by being in the hot sun! For about a mile or so after that, though, we were on a road that went through a wooded area, so it was shady and much cooler.
Overall it was a really great race, with a wonderful cause, and I look forward to running it again next year!
|My uncle, me, my boyfriend, and his mom|
Did you race last weekend?