Helloooo strangers! I’m sorry for falling off the map since last week. I have a feeling it’s going to continue in the near future. In order for me to write, I need to be inspired. And I guess the month of March has taken a toll on my inspiration. I’ve been busy with school, work + truthfully just life in general. Don’t take it personal, I love you guys. I just may be here less frequently than I had originally hoped. I hope you don’t forget about me in the meantime.
This past Saturday was my last long run of training, the Just a Short Run 8.1 miler. I ran this race last year, with plans on completing the half, but had to drop down to the 8.1 mile distance due to a knee injury. So I already knew what to expect course wise. As far as my performance, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew is that the weather was going to be in the 60s, which I wasn’t a super fan of.
Showing off my mentor status!
Myself, Jessie & Steff hosted a #WeRunSocial meet up before the race & I got to meet some of the other ladies in the Pittsburgh running social community! Loved meeting all of you ladies, hope to see you around in the future!
My family. ❤
The race started at 8:35am. I’ll keep this short & sweet, but the first 3 miles were great: 11:56 (huge uphill), 11:16, 11:15.
The next 3 miles were still good: 11:45, 12:01, 11:42
The last 2 miles I slowly broke down: 12:29, 12:32
Disappointed is an understatement. I wasn’t planning on racing, but the paces in the first half of the race felt good, so I wanted to continue with those paces. But the sun came out & the humidity completely got to me. I thought I was going to vomit at multiple moments during those last 2 miles. When I saw Jessie & Rachel right before the finish line, I truly didn’t even think I was going to be able to run myself in. But I gathered up some good vibes from the girls & finished.
For sure wasn’t what I was expecting, but oh well. On to the next one.
After the race, Jessie & I caught up over coffee.
So all – it’s Raleigh week. I fly out to Raleigh on Saturday & the race in Sunday morning, starting at 7am. The weather doesn’t look good on Sunday running wise. The high is 74, mostly sunny skies. As far as what it’ll be at 7am, I’m not sure. I’m not going to lie – I’m incredibly worried. After how I performed in the weather at JASR, I don’t know what to expect for this. I guess I’m just going to have to do the best I can – which means upping my water intake this week + packing some salt tabs to take before the race. Wish me luck. Can’t wait to update you when I get back.
Enjoy your week, friends!