Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Saturday was the Suncoast Affiliate Race for the Cure. I ran in the 10k which started at 7:30 so here is a spam of pictures of me pre-race.
As the race started the 10k group was about 1/5 of the size of the 5k crowd. Seeing as how this is my last race to gauge where I’m at training wise before the WHM, I wanted to give my all.
When the horn went off, the beginning goes on a brick road (by the way I HATE running on brick roads) and then we took a left towards the pier. My ankles all of the sudden went, “Hey! Forget us? Yeah, okay, well we’re gonna kill you now.”
Meh. I went until about mile 2.3 walking then ate my sports “jelly beans” which were delicious and kicked up the pace. At mile 4 I had a great push that lasted for a good mile where I felt like I was flying. Then I died again.
This race was definitely the reality check that I needed pre-half marathon. I need to extend my long runs and build up my aerobic endurance. But, here are some awesome pictures my parents took at the finish.
All in all, I loved the atmosphere. Like my dad said on the way home, “It feels empowering to be a part of something bigger than yourself.”
In other news, please check out my running buddy’s post on her University’s website. Check it out here!