Last weekend I ran the Virginia is For Lovers 14k in Virginia Beach. So, how did it go? Let me break it down:
I went through the 5k 10 seconds faster than I raced a 5k at the Troy Turkey Trot in November. I didn’t take mile splits, but my first mile was 6:39 and I averaged 6:39 for the race so I’d say I ran pretty evenly. From 5k to the finish not one runner passed me, and I ran down two women in the last 3 miles (one with about a half mile to go). I felt GOOD, maybe too good. I’ve made this my goal pace for Shamrock which will give me a 1:27 half marathon if I can hold that pace for 4 more miles. I think I can do it with another month of training (especially with how far I’ve come in the past month).
The best part of the race was having my teammates out there with me, and because there were a few turnarounds we got to see each other and cheer for each other (and exchange a few side fives of course). Thank you Hollie and Steph, I couldn’t have done it without you!