|After the race: Ty, dad and Carter, me, and Jeremy|
|Our cheer section|
My training has been going pretty well, but I've only been running about 12 miles a week. I knew the race wouldn't be fast, but I hoped to run around 23 minutes. The last few races I've run my first mile too fast and then got progressively slower with my last mile being the slowest. That's just not a good way to race and leaves me feeling out of shape and disappointed. I wanted to avoid that at this race.
I planned to run the first mile in around 7:30 and then try to pick it up. My first mile was 7:26, mile 2 was 7:16, and mile 3 was also 7:16. It felt really good to finish strong. I didn't get passed in the 2nd half of the race and was able to pass quite a few runners. I finished in 22:50 which I was happy with. Hopefully if I can build my weekly mileage up to 20-30 miles a week I can get my time back down to where I'd like it to be.
|Running toward the finish line.|
The course is a loop you run twice. My mom was standing at the part of the loop where you either turn to finish or keep going to start your second loop. On the second loop she had Carter out of the stroller and was cheering for us. I guess Carter thought she was cheering too loudly because as I ran by he began to cry. My mom joked he was upset that I wasn't winning.
|Jeremy finishing strong.|
|Dad finishing the race.|
|Ty nearing the finish line.|