Sunday, September 7, 2008

Race Report

Yesterday I was signed up for the Run for Recovery race in Farmers Branch. I did this race last year with Christy and came in 3rd in my age group. This year Christy was not able to go because she has classes on Saturday. I was a little nervous going on my own. This was the first time I had no family members or friends running with me.
I arrived in plenty of time and then as I was waiting in my car I saw my friend Maggie with her little girl. They were going to do the kids fun run. We went over to get my chip and ran into Tina. She had been in our running class and was going to do the 5K. Great, now I wasn't alone.
We lined up together and Maggie stood on the side to cheer us on at the start. I soon pulled ahead and ran the first mile before I took a walk break. I was hoping to get my time under 40 minutes this race. They had changed the course from last year and it offered more shade. There still was a long hill to go up but then you turned around so I had the hill to go down and pick up my pace. Just after the 2 mile mark there was a water station. I was carrying my own water but did take some because it was cold. I rounded the curve and headed down a straight stretch for the finish watching the clock for my time. YAHOO I finished in 39:06 ! My pace was 12:35.
I was able to go and cheer Tina in and then we went and cheered Maggie and her 5 year old in on theirs. We waited for the awards. I took 2nd place.
Tina was pleased with her time of 42:35, this was her second race to run and the last one she finished in 48 minutes.
Total miles for week 14:51


KatyShops said...

whoo-hoo! Way to go!

Mark said...

Great job Cindy! This great time was no accident but the result of a lot of hard work and doing your runs when you didn't feel like it. I see many more PR's ahead for you!

Amy said...

Great race! I am so proud of you for getting your new 5K time under 40! Keep on trucking, you are fabulous!