Good morning lovelies! Thank you to everyone for all of your congratulations and well wishes on my last post- it means a lot 🙂
Isn’t the medal from the race lovely? I was looking at my splits yesterday on garmie and though the course was 8.67 miles, we ended up running 8.73. Definitely a PDR for me! 🙂 I feel somewhat lost now that I’m not following a training schedule. I’m probably going to work on my 5k time until I start training for the half in June, but that’s a story for another post. The splits were as follows:
Garmin Total- 8.73 mi/1:29:09/10:12 mi average
- Mile 1- 10:34/mi
- Mile 2- 10:19/mi
- Mile 3- 10:14/mi
- Mile 4-10:08/mi
- Mile 5-10:20/mi
- Mile 6-10:04/mi
- Mile 7-10:30/mi- you can tell that I was battling the elements here. It was so windy!
- Mile 8- 10:10/mi
- last .73- 6:46- average 9:17/mi
Max Pace 7.8 mph during the last .73 🙂
Thoughts on my splits: It would have been nice to have negative splits, but overall I am happy with my performance. I was trying maintain a slower pace in the beginning in order to not tire myself out. At one point Bri told me to stop worrying about the garmin and to just run! I felt really strong and often looked down to see my pace hovering around 9:40/miles. When I saw this I forced myself to slow down. I think my pace slowed on mile 5 because I was distracted by all of the great signs. Mile 7 was definitely the worst. That was when the snow was coming down pretty hard and the wind was whipping! Bri definitely pushed me to finish hard at the end. The last mile or so was the only point when I felt truly exerted. Now that I know I have built up some endurance, I am going to work on really challenging myself speedwise in the future. To me, this means running consistently at a 9:00/mi pace 🙂
At the finish line, we were handed our medals, a flower (females) and this drink coozy:
So, there you have it. All in all a fantastic race, cold weather and all! Thank you for following along with me. I can’t wait for next year!