First off: Happy Marathon Monday!! It looks like a beautiful day for the runners and spectators. Good luck to everyone running!
This past Saturday I ran the 8th annual BAA 5K. It was my first year running, and it ended up being such an amazing race.
Dad and I at the Boston Common before the start.
The race had about 10,000 entrants, so you can imagine the crazy crowds as we tried to line up. Dad and I were around the 9 minute line, although we could have done better getting closer to the front because we ended up behind some walkers.
It was a bit crowded at first but it started to open up after the first mile. I was also FAH-reezing and my finger tips on my right hand were white. My legs and feet were also a bit cold so I think that helped me run fast, since I couldn’t feel them. 😉
The best part of the race though is when we crossed over the marathon finish line just around the 2 mile mark.
It was at this point too that my dad caught up to me. He thought he had passed me at the beginning and was surprised to see how fast I was going! I was losing a bit of steam but kept him in sight just a few paces ahead of me. I did have enough in the tank to bolt across the finish line but unfortunately the chute was too narrow for me to really get my strides in.
Gender (F): 1395/5033
Division (F 30-34): 236/785
I had SUCH a wonderful time at this race. And it has definitely boosted my confidence with running at a faster pace. Even though I have no races on the calendar, I’m certainly going to continue my running about 2 to 3 times a week and see where my fitness can take me. I’m contemplating another half marathon, actually, but it’ll be a year or so before that happens. 😉
Was there a race you did that gave you that “I can fly” feeling??