What a fun race weekend! A 5 mile race on Saturday and then I got to pace lead for the first time on Sunday. I’ll talk about the pace leading in a separate blog post.
DRC White Rock & Roll 5 Mile Race
The DRC had two distances for the race on Saturday morning. 5 & 10 miles. I usually go with the longer distances, but chose to go with the shorter distance since I would be doing 13 miles the next day.
It was probably my fastest race ever! I averaged 8:10 for the race with my last 2 miles coming in around 7:45. My time was 40:50.
I would have never thought that I could go that fast. CRAZY! I was definitely pushing it! My cardio was doing everything it could to hold on. I beat my previous 5 mile PR by close to 4 minutes. Since I gave it all I had, I was kind of hoping to place. OK, I was really hoping I would get some blingage. There were some speedies in front of me as I finished 5th out of 19 in my age group. Maybe next time.
The race was a lot of fun with pizza and other good eats. They also had some great raffle prizes. Unfortunately, they didn’t call my number.
Only 11 more days until I run in my second marathon in the Cleveland Marathon.