Hello bloggie friends! It’s been a long time since I checked in with you and even longer since I’ve done a race. Actually the last race I did was on Fathers Day.
October is one of the biggest race months of the year, here in Central California. I am so excited for race season! I love the contagious energy & friendly competitive nature it provides me.
So on Saturday, I ran the Reedley Fiesta 5 mile race. The good news is, I placed 1st in my age group! And the maybenotsogreatnews is I don’t know how many people were in my age group since the results aren’t posted yet. (On a side note, I need to do a post on my thoughts on race results) Anyway, thank goodness for small town races because I felt so slow the last 3 miles. 🙂
This was my first time running this event & I wanted to share a few thoughts about it.
*There were a total of 4 water stations including 1 we looped around on the way to the finish line.
*Started on time.
*Course was clearly marked.
*There was a 2 mile walk/run option along with the 5 mile run. They started both events at the same time and put the 2 mile runs/walkers about .25 mile ahead of the 5 mile runners. Uh, I’m not sure who decided that was a brilliant idea, but it was a logistical nightmare for me. I spent the first 2 miles dodging others. But after that, every thing evened out and all was well in the Chicks world. 🙂
*It’s Sunday evening and I can’t find the race results. Actually I don’t even know where or if they will be posted. 😦
My Garmin time was 42:59
Garmin Mileage 5.03
Overall it wasn’t my fastest run, but it was a P.R since I only count my race times. I enjoyed getting out there again and definitely felt I could have done a lot better. But I did my best on that day and I’m happy about that.
When does race season start for you? What races are you doing?