7:30 AM CT start for the Austin 5k?
I think we look pretty damn bright eyed!
|This was a great fun race, even if it did start at 5:30 AM our local time.|
|Slightly rolling, but essentially a 200 ft climb out|
and 200 ft descent back.
I had such a great time on this race. I hadn't had a *fun* race in a long time, and it was fabulous to remember what they felt like. E & his buddy passed me on the downhill and I knew I could have kept up with them, but I let them go. It was a day for joyful running, not pushing to pain. I needed to just have a great fun race. And I did. My low-key goal had been to beat my last Chrissy Field 5K average pace of 9:55/mile, but that was before I knew about the hill. Official results have me at 10:03/mile and I'm happy to take it.
Next race? A 12K in April close to where I grew up with friends. My current goal is to string together 7 decent weeks of healthy food and good fitness despite hosting a visitor in early March, followed by a trip to Pasadena for a conference where both E and I are speakers, then vacation in Colorado to ski with family, and finally a trip to lecture at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in early April. I'm hopeful I can put together some good weeks despite the life chaos and improve my fitness.
Ooh, fun stuff to look forward to in April! Good luck with your goals!
Thanks, Angela. You, also have some fun goals in April!
Yay for a fun race!
@Jen -- totally, it had been a while!
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