It's the weekend!
It's time for another race report!!
Today, hubby and I did the 2nd Annual Race for GRACE.
This is a fundraiser for a wonderful cause. The Grand Island Area Cancer Endowment was established to assist local cancer patients, survivors and their families. What better reason to pay that registration fee??
The weather started out about 50 degrees, overcast, and a little windy. Not to shabby for a spring 10K. David and I were blessed to meet some friends from DailyMile face to face, and got a few pics of the day.
|David and I pre-race. He slouches, I stretch up = almost even height!|
|Myself, and Amanda the Semi-Health Nut!|
|Good thing they included a toothbrush after all those snacks!|
Amanda ran with us, which was really nice as I don't normally train with anyone! We chatted and thanked volunteers while we weaved our way around to a comfortable spot. David and I fueled at mile 3 - not totally essential - but since it was first thing with an empty stomach and no coffee, the little dose of 100cal and 10mg of caffeine was quite friendly. :)
In the last mile, I suggested we really bust it out for a good finish. Amanda heard sprint, and boy did she sprint! She pushed me to an 8:53 pace over that last mile. Now, I run my "quick" 4 mile runs at about a 9:50 lately...so this pace was pretty quick for me - and the last mile of 10k to boot!
When I related this story - another runner casually mentioned that that pace was "in there" somewhere. INDEED. I usually consider my life to be one without limits - but this exchange brought to light my previous unwillingness to push to pain.
Learning experience - CHECK!
|David finishes with a smile!|
|Sporting my 2012 R4G Shirt!|
I hope you all had a great Saturday as well!