Thank you for all the encouraging race comments! It went really well this morning….I set a new PR (25:50) and got second place in my age group! =)
And scored my first trophy! Sweet!
Here is a complete recap! I woke up at 5:30 this morning and since I had to be at the race so early, I didn’t want to eat a full breakfast first. So, instead I snacked on this bar and had two glasses of water + a cup of coffee
it was green!!
Delicious though….love those Odwalla bars!!! This was perfect fuel for the big 3.1. Haha 😉
I filled my water bottle up with electrolyte juice
aka coconut water
And my mom and I hit the road! The race was only a few miles away so it didn’t take much time at all to get there. It started at 7:30 and my mom was designated as camera girl since she wasn’t running this one. 😉 It was a very small race and my first time running on pavement in awhile. I was a little worried about the impact on my shins, but it was very bearable. Softer surfaces like trails feel the best but at least pavement is better than concrete, right?
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Crossing the finish and setting new PR of 25:50!!!!
And then chugging coconut water:
I LOVE MY GARMIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Like Meghann said, now that I have run with it, there’s no way I could ever be without it. I think I stared at my wrist for the whole three miles! A couple times at the beginning, I made myself slow down because I was pacing a 7:30 mile and new I would burn out! It was SO beneficial and interesting to watch my pace the entire time and know when to push myself and when to back off. I averaged 8:23 the first mile, 8:28 the second mile and 8:08 the last mile. I sprinted my heart out when I saw the finish line and therefore my best pace was 4:49!! crazy, huh?!
Another perk of this race…..the food was AMAZING! After the race I had a delicious apple—
And then I was going to wait and get a bagel from Panera, but I got really hungry really fast and the RICE AND BEANS were calling my name!! How awesome that they had my favorite Cuban dish as post-race food?! I loaded up my plate with yellow rice, black beans, raw onions and TONS of hot sauce
Breakfast of champions!
Now I am home and icing down
But I am getting ready to shower, eat AGAIN (haha) and then head over to St.Pete to meet Ryan (he went to a concert last night with friends and stayed overnight at his parent’s house) and MEGHANN (!!!) to go to the beach all day!
Happy Saturday! See you in a bit!