Hello! Did everyone have a fantastic fourth?? I did my race, saw the Lone Ranger and went to a BBQ at my friend’s parents’ house. It was a good, American day!
As you know, this was my first 15k and it was hard on me! I don’t know if I wast just having a hard running day, but it was not all that fun. I had to keep reminding myself that I could do it, that my body was more capable than my mind, etc. It was also pretty humid for Utah, so that wasn’t great (trust me, I lived in Houston, so I know real humidity!). At least it was overcast.
It was fun though to be with my friends Kaili and Megan. We got all decked out for America.
I was pretty happy with my pace until I hit a hill that spans part of mile 7 and 8. It was death!!!! But I ran it the whole way, which was awesome. The only bad thing is that my legs were so exhausted after that hill that my pace slowed down quite a bit for the last couple of miles.
My splits were 8:15, 8:30, 8:28, 8:35, 8:19, 8:25, 8:51, 9:42, 8:49 and 8:14 for the last .3, with an 8:44 average. It’s pretty easy to see where death hill got me. My total time was 1:20:58 and I really wanted to get under 1:20, so this was kind of a bummer. Also, according to my Garmin, the course was 9.36, so my average pace was 8:39.
Again, this was a smaller race, so it was kind of fun to have a more community feel to it. There were only two aid stations (I think it could have used a 3rd). The race ended at a park where families were setting up for 4th of July breakfasts. We were very grateful for the water, gatorade, bread, bananas, and oranges at the end. Delicious!
You know, I didn’t finish the race thinking “wow, I want to do that again!” But then I found myself thinking “I’m coming back for you, Hill!!!” So maybe I’ll try it again next year 🙂 But it definitely gave me something to improve on and next time kick its butt!
Did anyone else race yesterday?
Any fun plans for the weekend?