Sunday, April 07, 2013
It's been 2 weeks since I've done a race, and I'm having withdrawals lol! I had gotten so used to doing a Half Marathon every weekend, it's weird not to. My last race weekend was 3/23 & 3/24, ran a 5k on Saturday and my first Trail race, a 15k, on Sunday.
Working on getting my speed back so I can do a decent time at the Niagara Falls Women's Half in June.
I actually took 2nd place in my Age Group in the 5k. It was a nice small race close to home.
The Trail Race. Did I mention I had NEVER run on a trail before??? I really didn't know what to expect, but figured, "How hard could it be for only 9.3 miles?" Ha ha! Those were the longest 9.3 miles EVER! I took a nice fall in the 2nd mile and almost fell another 15 times at least! Had a walk a lot just to make sure I didn't trip. People say they love trail running because it's so beautiful, but I couldn't look at anything but the ground in front of me! I had signed up for a Trail 16 miler that was yesterday, but as soon as I went through the finish line of the 15k, I offered my 16 Miler Bib to a running friend. I was definitely not ready to race a longer distance!
I would like to get more practice running trails, though I don't see myself doing many of these races, as I'm just too scared I'll fall and break something! I was so sore from twisting and contorting my body to keep from falling so many times. And I didn't even get a medal lol!
Had a good 8.5 mile run today, Iron Girl Half is next week. Should be fun, I'm pacing the 2:30 group, then Half #29 the following week at Lake Mineola in the Orlando area.
So still having lots of fun! Hope you are too!
Pic from 5k:
Pic from the 15k Trail Race:
We had to run up this hill for the start:
It was a beautiful finish line: