What an awesome Fall day this Saturday was. Great weather, catching up with the THE RUNNING CLUB, and yes, coming in first woman overall in the local 5k makes my day!
The race started at 9:00 am. Did my longish warm-up, blabbed with the club, and off we went. We had about 8 members in this rather small race so we must have stuck out like sore thumbs. We all had our singlets on to boot.
I forgot my watch this day. I always run with my watch. However, I decided that this could be a good thing and ran how I felt for once. At first I wanted Jeff Popper to let me know what my mile splits were since we would probably be near each other. This plan quickly dissolved after he decided to take it slow. I think my first mile was much faster than I had intended but I felt I could sustain that pace for 3.1 miles. That was... until.... I hit the 3 moderately challenging hills.. I slowed a bit and hung on.. Thankfully it was over before I knew it. I love the 5k because of this reason. You are not drained for the entire day. It was more like a HIGH all day...
So today it is time to come down from the HIGH of yesterday and focus on the next three races. I will be racing TUFTS 10k, the Wrentham Duathlon, and the Newton Chili Half Marathon. For some reason I feel completely on fire this month. Maybe it's because I have been sleeping well. Hmmmm..
Also, I'm very happy to learn that my running club agreed to post weekly group swims and bike rides for next season. We actually have a number of runners who participate in triathlon so it makes sense to add a few group training sessions. This makes me very happy as well.