I finished my first race with a time of 3:17. I was determined to finish this one under 3 hours...really wanting 2:45. As beautiful as the day was, it was also hot! No shade on the route and it was windier than I hoped. By mile 6 I was asking myself why I choose to do this to myself! Haha Popped some chews and had a swig of water...hello, second burst of energy. That got me to mile 10. When I tell you I literally yelled at myself you have a 5k left...FINISH STRONG! My body was done. My hands were cramping, my stride had turned to baby steps.
Then, the perfect song started playing - Quitters. That was my push to the finish line. As I crossed I saw 2:45 on the time clock. Yes! Later on I looked at official chip time..2:43 ;)
I'm taking this week off, but plan to start back in training mode next week!!!