Saturday, June 2
As part of training for my goal race in September, the Air Force Half Marathon, I’ve added 5Ks and 10Ks to my race schedule. This was the first of my training races.
My goals for this race was 1. not allow myself 1 second of self doubt and 2. a sub 1:00 finish. I ran this race as if I were the only runner. I kept my goals to myself and didn’t once voice my 100% confidence. SUCCESS! Met my goal and a 10K PR!
Thoughts on the race:
- It seems to take forever for my legs to feel warmed up so a 15 minute warm up before the race is essential.
- About mile 3 I felt like I could go faster. So, I debated do I run faster or do I run conservatively at a pace that I can, without a doubt, sustain?
- I felt like it was just me out there. Oblivious to the 4000 other runners.
- Except. I did notice the 2 [I assumed] dads pushing jogging strollers. The image made me smile.
- Maintained a consistent pace.
- The unwavering feeling of I can do this for the entire race took me by surprise.
- I love the feeling of intense focus and determination.
- I ended the race with tears in my eyes and an overwhelming sense of joy. You would have thought I came in first place 🙂
I will be running this one again next year.
I’m not a baseball fan but it was fun to cross the finish line inside the stadium on the field.
Another race together. We’ve run more races together this year than ever before 🙂 I’m sure it’s more street races Chad has ever run in the past.
This shot is for my daughter. She is very particular about how she thinks adults should and should not pose for pictures. Love you Alyssa 🙂
I looked at my Garmin repeatedly all the way home.
Lunch was a veggie burger lettuce wrap with grilled zucchini and spicy mustard and a side of sweet potato fries. It was the best veggie burger ever!
4- Mile Split: 9:48
Last 2.2 Miles: 9:14