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Whenuapai 6k run (with pics, of course!)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

My alarm went off at 7am this morning. On a Sunday. Luckily I'd gotten an early night, so I was up soon after to get my breakfast of marmite on white toast (the only thing that doesn't give me a cramp while running). I headed off around 8.15, but not before getting my pre race picture

The race started promptly at 8.45. I had my music and running app all queued up so I pressed the go button and started running. And I had a great run. I fell into a steady 6ish minute per km pace for the first 3km, and I kept up with a man and his 7 year old son. I figured if he could keep the pace on little legs then I could do. The second 3k my pace slowed a little, but I was still averaging just over 6 minutes a km, so I was happy. I hit the 5k mark at 30m3s, just shy of my 30 minute goal! Once I hit the last km I picked up the pace, and I kept telling myself that the faster I ran the faster it would all be over. I crossed the line and fell into an empty chair. I had given it everything I had out there, I needed to sit down!

Then I got someone to take my post race victory photo

While taking this photo my workmate spotted me... How embarrassing!

The results came in a few minutes ago, and here they are

Time - 36m49s (goal of 37 minutes)
Place - 28/47
Division - 2/6

I am so proud of myself! I met both of my goals (to run the whole thing and to finish in under 40 minutes) and I put everything I had into that race. I couldn't have run it better if I Bruno Mars (yummy yummy) was waiting at the finish line to give me a victory kiss!

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