Over the Narrows 10 Miler:
I have never run a 10 mile race and since 10 miles is my favorite distance I was very excited for this race. The race was only $15, SCORE!! We arrived early to get packets, pickup was easy, the lines for the porta potty were short, all in all this race was a breeze. As we set out I felt fully energized, I was ready to run FAST low 8's felt easy......but I also wanted the time with my hubby so I kept my pace in check... I ran the first 8 miles with MM then he was fading so I took off to pass some people the last 2 miles.
This is how it went:
3- 9:03 -First hill
5- 8:58- Someone yelled "Tall Mom!" Which was cool!! If it was you comment please.
6- 9:03- I ran a bit with a new runner buddy Alyssa, the bridge has a slight incline and was pretty windy
7- 8:36 - I could feel myself speeding up...the pace felt super easy..
8- 9:12- Hill climb after the bridge slowing to wait for hubby, he told me to go ahead...
9- 8:07- On my own hunting down a gal in a bright green shirt
10-8:26- The last half mile is uphill and my legs were about done, I passed a few ladies, but got re-passed by green shirt girl she had some closing speed.
This race makes me excited to run You Go Girl Half solo in a couple weeks. I doubt it would be a PR (1:43- 7:55 pace is my PR) but I feel l could run in the low 8's no problem.
1:26:41- Instant PR!!
9th in my Age group
33rd female.. although I dont recall seeing that many women ahead of me :)
Sunday- Carbonado Hiking
We thought about going to the zoo...but when we did the math the $100 we would spend for gas, entry and food was not sitting well.. I have wanted to visit Carbonado again since the Rainier to Ruston Relay. I thought it would be fun to explore with my boys, a quick 30 minute drive and we were there. We started by walking in the dry river bed near where the R2R start line was, there were lots of people camping along the shore line.
Tall Family self timer
Muscle Man was showing off
Happy to be in nature, the River was very pretty
- How was your weekend?? Fill me in!!
- Who is running You Go Girl Half this month? This will be my 5th Half Marathon in 5 Months..