I feel like I am so late with the Thanksgiving post, but I had absolutely no time over the break to blog! It was a great weekend, but I was super busy and had so many people to see.
Anyway, I got to see most of my family, ate some delicious food and ran a race!
I woke up bright and early Thursday morning, my dad picked me up and drove us to his crossfit box in Manchester. It was super close to the start and he was meeting up with his friends there who were also running. It was warm, and there was a real bathroom, so it was pretty nice.
I also got to meet Jess!!! She met up with us here as well, so I brought her inside to watch all the crazies doing squats and pull ups before running. Haha!
We jogged the short 3 minutes to the start and we lined up in the front of the 7-8 minute pace group.
It was 25 degrees with 20 mph winds. Cold. I was definitely overdressed as I realized while I was running. I at least wasn’t too cold while waiting at the start, plus we only waited like 7 minutes before we started.
Then we were off! Jess is speedy, so I was planning on trying to chase her, but lost her about a 1/2 mile in. The plan was to try and run an average of 7:45, but of course I started off WAY too fast and was seeing 7:11 as my pace. I pushed it up the one hill in the beginning and then tried to settle in.
I didn’t start my watch immediately at the start because it lost satellite while waiting to start so I don’t have all my data. But, I clocked my first mile at 7:46. Mile 2 was about hanging on and fighting to stay strong even though I was clearly overdressed and wanted to take off all my clothes. I think mile 2 came in around an 8:03.
Mile 3 was death. I felt so heavy, so crampy, and I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I have no idea what my 3rd mile was because my watch didn’t make it that far, I finished with it saying 2.93 miles as my total.
The race pictures are free! Too bad I didn’t get a better one, I look like I’m sleeping.
The last .1 of the race was run on the dirt path around the baseball field and it was too soft and difficult to run on, I felt like I was getting nowhere. I definitely didn’t think I PRed, I thought maybe I came in about 15 seconds slower.
Me and Jess after the race.
Jess texted me a bit later with some good news! I actually did PR!! What?
New 5k PR: 24:22, 7:50 average pace
My dad and Jess also PRed, so it was a great day for everyone.
It was a really fun race and it was so nice to meet Jess! She’s so nice and I think we hit it off We have plans to run when I’m back home in NH for Christmas.
Then I stuffed my face with this.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!