After running the Seaside Half Marathon in early March and a 10 mile trail race at the end of March, I decided to focus on racing 5Ks for the spring. I normally do not like 5Ks because they hurt so bad! And I just like longer races better. Yet I know I have some speed in my legs and I think 5Ks are important. I focused on a weekly speed workout while still somewhat trying to keep up my Saturday long runs.
I did 4 local races and was the first female in each of them. I often has joked with Jon that I am destined to a life of 2nd place since so so often I would finish 2nd in races. It was nice to turn that around this spring :)
Here are the stats …
Overall, I was happy with each race. I can pinpoint weaknesses in each race, but non were a disappointment or anything like that.
The June 2 race is worth mentioning … Billy Bowlegs … it’s the biggest local race here and is at 10:30pm. I had never done a night race and I do think I ate too much for dinner :) It was an honor to win it. The local track club keeps a MASSIVE trophy at the local running store that has each year’s male and female winners names and winning time engraved on it. Pretty cool!