I ran this race last year but it was on a different course and month. This race was supposed to take place in March but because of some course issues they changed it to May. The new location (Round Rock Outlets) is much closer to home so that was nice.
The weather was warmer than last week at Chuy’s 5k and the sun was shining which made it feel hot, so I really wasn’t sure if I could better last weeks time. Did not feel nervous going into this race which is a first, main goal was to have a good time but also see if I could PR. I started out pretty quickly, my first mile was a 6:43 (that is the fastest mile I have recorded), I planned on going out fast because part of the first mile is down hill. The second mile was a little tougher, I started to feel that dry throat feeling and I was huffing and puffing most of the way. It was around mile 2 the first guy passed me (the daisy 5K gives women a 3 minute head start because it was originally a mother’s day race), every time a guy passed me I got a little boost of speed just trying to keep up with them for a few seconds. Finished the second mile in 6:57. Really had to dig deep for the third and finished it in 7:00. Sprinted out the last .2, I guess I did not do well with running the tangents again. Finishing time 22 minutes flat. That was good enough for me to place first in my Age Group. I was pretty excited about that. We stuck around after the race so that the kids could run in the kids K. Bonuses: my daughter won a free Z pizza at the raffle, we got free Auntie Anne’s pretzels sticks after the race and met a fellow daily mile runner.
What’s next? Well I will be starting to build up my base mileage again for my fall marathon. My next big goal will be to qualify for Boston. We will see if this turtle can run Boston
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