I ate my normal pre-race meal. Sometimes I do a rice cake and other days a slice of toasted ezekiel bread. Today I was feeling toast…
This was the first race my college roommate E and I have ever ran together. She's the girl that got me into running while we were in college, so I basically have her to thank for everything right in my life…
This race was so great because I had absolutely no expectations going into it. Since I'm still recovering from muscle imbalance issues, I had a run/walk plan in my head, and I sort of stuck with it. Around the halfway mark, my quads tightened, and I felt myself slowing down, so I told E to run ahead, and I walked for 30 seconds. I ran again at a 9:45 ish pace until I hit a hill at the 4.7 ish mile mark, then walked one more hill at the 5.7 mark and sprinted to the finish.
|The Capital City|
This was the first race in a long time that I finished strong and pain free - my last few races have been Halves. It was a great feeling. My run/walk-a-little plan had me still finish in just over an hour with a 9:45ish pace (my Garmin said 9:50/official time said 9:42). Not too shabby…
They were passing out champagne after the race, so Cap City is definitely my new favorite race. Why don't all races do this?!
|Cheers to us!|
We then went to brunch at Grand Day Cafe which is my other favorite thing to do. Brunch and running just go together…
I rested and ran errands the remainder of the afternoon and spent time with the lacrosse balls I bought at Target to get at those hard to reach muscles…
And I didn't run 13.1 today, but I thought it was time to get the decal on my car. Please ignore the fact that my car is in desperate need of a wash...
If you raced this weekend, how did it go?
Do you run/walk, walk/run, just walk, or just run?
Best post race meal?