You know what? I’m not unhappy about my finish this morning.
Why, you ask? Well there are a few reasons:
This is the first competitive race I’ve done in almost two years. I knew today’s 10k would be a good race to do as I haven’t done any significant distance training in a long, long time. Since I’ve never done a 10k race before, I wasn’t sure what time goal I should set for myself. I set a goal based on some of my training days, looked at my half marathon PR, and was satisfied with the time I set. It was conservative, but still challenging. I finished almost 3 minutes faster than my time goal. YAY!
It was a very small race today. I don’t think there were more than 100 women in my event and, with the exception of me and my new friend, Cathy, everybody ran at least part of the course. Cathy & I walked the whole 6.2 miles. So, looking at the race with this in mind, Cathy & I tied for first in the walking category.
This morning was F-U-N! It was the season finale of the Trek Women’s Triathlon Series. It was an honor meeting Sally Edwards and the sense of unity between all of the participants was really special.
I might never come in first place. That’s not why I do this. The race is the culmination of the training. The training is my “me” time.
In the end, that’s all that matters.