Saturday, March 13, 2010

Run 4 Luck 2010

The wind was incredible. We lost electricity around 4:00am. It stayed off for an hour before it came back on. Then it went off again. It blinked off 3 times before I left for the race. That should give you some indication of the wind that I was dealing with. As I type this, we currently do not have electricity. I was home for about 30 minutes before it went off again. This time it has been off for hours.


I had really wanted to do this race in under 39. But with the weather conditions, I just wasn’t sure how it would go. The starting horn went off and here we went. I was hemmed in and determined to get unhemmed. So yes, I went out too fast. Way too fast for me. At one point my pace was around 7:00 minutes which was way too much for me. I slowed down but tried to keep a decent pace as best as I could.

I was doing ok until around mile 2.5 and I started struggling. I didn’t remember it being this hilly last year. I tried to keep my pace under 10:00 but at times just couldn’t.

Around mile 3.25 I was trying to push harder as I thought I could set a PR but I was struggling bad. Then I saw my running buddy pass me. It spurred me to push harder. I caught up with her for a moment but I couldn’t continue at her pace. But it motivated me to push harder.

With the finish line in sight, I gave it all I had. I crossed the clock at 37:22. WOO HOO.. I just set a PR.

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