Resolution Run, done. It was supposed to be a rainy run, so I layered up and headed out.
It was more of a drizzle than rain, but
I’m a sissy and so I sat in my car until fifteen minutes before race time it was chilly. I enjoy these smaller races (just over 1,200 runners, with less than half running the 15k with me). The race started at 7am (it started a good 7 minutes late, but not a surprise for such a small field) and I didn’t leave my house until close to 6:30. Love the short drive and minimal traffic.
About mid way through the course, the sun came out, and it reminded me of San Francisco – perfect running weather. I ran it slower than I wanted, but was just happy to be over this cold and not have any breathing issues. My first four miles were closer to an 11min/mi, then the second half stuck closer to a 10:17min/mi. Official chip time: 1:39:23. Meh…I was hoping to finish closer to 1:30, but hoping verses training are two different things. I knew I wasn’t well prepared, so I didn’t set any time goals. My goals were to show up (check) and keep a pace that minimized walk breaks (check). At the very least, it was a good way to gauge where I’m at for my upcoming half marathons.
Aside from my lack of actual training, I didn’t eat much yesterday while I was out, dinner was super early and very light, and I didn’t feel well rested. The fam bam is back to school and work this week, so I’m hoping that gets us all back on a regular schedule again.
What do you have planned for this week?