Saturday, March 5, 2011

Redemption

2011-03-05 10.35.39 As you could tell, I was a little frustrated with how things worked out at the Cowtown Marathon.  So, I set my sights on the DRC Trinity River Levee 5K race to redeem myself.  I was just hoping to PR, but got the bonus round by placing second in my age group!  Way cool!

The DRC had a 10K and a 5K.  I chose to run the 5K since I ran the marathon 6 days ago.  Well, it seems that most everyone at the race ran the 10K event.  When I was running toward the turnaround point for the 5K I wasn’t seeing to many runners.  It was at that point that I thought I might have a chance to place.

Starting out was awesome as I kept my pace at 8:00 or quicker.  However, once I turned around toward the finish, I was running straight into the 20+ mph of wind.  Ughh!  Definitely lowered my speed as my breathing sucked!  I love how this race ends with a downhill… gravity just zooms you right into the finish line.  So much fun!

I beat my previous 5K PR of 25:34 by 12 seconds finishing in 25:22.  I know I can get that sucker under 25 minutes.  :)

2011-03-05 10.20.48 It was great to see Brandon and his wife, Autumn at the race.  They ran the 10K together. 

I stuck around with my DRC friends to see if I might’ve placed.  I remembered just repeating to Felix, “I hope they call my name! I hope they call my name!”.  They called the first place dude and he was just 9 seconds before me.  I was certain they were going to call my name and I screamed when they did!  Yep, I was excited!  This is only the second time that I’ve placed and this is the highest place. Race results

1 comment:

runnergirl training said...

Congrats!! It feels great to take home hardware! :) Way to go!!!