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Keeping fit and loving life in the South Florida sunshine...
Courtney B. ran: I was actually quite ...
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- 6 miles
- 00:54 time
- 08:45 pace
- 748 calories
I was actually quite concerned with this run considering the heat, my lack of brick training, and my lack of run training overall. My only hope was that the adrenaline of a race could carry me through, and I think it did. I run so much faster with people around me it's not even funny! I maintained a steady pace throughout the run without falling off which was great. I really enjoyed the run with a bit of shade through some neighborhoods and along the water. There was a breeze and the sun was blazing, but it was not terribly oppressive heat thank goodness. And starting the run at 9:45 in the morning is a lot better than these half-Ironman races where you are starting at practically noon and roasting.
For the run, if I had energy and things were going well, my goal was to take it easy the first two miles and find my legs then speed it up for miles 3-4 and then drop the hammer and keep speeding up for the past two. Unfortunately I never pushed myself and instead I stayed in my comfort zone for all six miles. I really REALLY need to learn how to fight more on these runs. I just get so lazy and don't want to push myself into the hurt box. I really need to do it!!!
Overall I came in 30/114 and think I may have qualified for USAT Age Group Nationals!