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Susan G Komen Race Recap

Wow, what a fabulous race and of course cause!  SGK really knows how to put on a race!  I am very impressed with the organization, support, booths, goodies…everything.  They also post the race results right after the race.  Way to go SGK!!!

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It was such an honor running the 5K for my second time.  As I mentioned here, last year this was my first race ever.  You can check out last years recap here if you’d like. 

I woke up bright & early and felt great about this race today!  I was so excited I danced with my dogs and they offered their support.  Haha!

I pre-registered so I got there a little early to pick up my packet.  I could feel the positive energy overflowing as I waited for my sister & niece to cheer me on.  It was so contagious!  It felt great being surrounded by so many positive people working to find a cure!

I lined up with just a few minutes to spare and just like that, we were off at 8:00am sharp.

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Last night I was thinking about how I wanted to handle this race.  Just have fun, set a new P.R, etc…  I decided, why not set a new P.R?  But make it reasonable since I doing my first half marathon in 2 weeks.

My current P.R was 26:00, I figured I’d stay around an 8:15-8:20 minute pace per mile and still be able to meet my goal.

I was off to a bit of a slow start because of the crowd, but was able to pick up my pace about .25 mile out.  I looked down at my Garmin and I was in the 7:40ish range and I thought oh man, that’s way too fast, I need to slow down before I burn out.  But I just couldn’t do it.  So instead of arguing with myself (please tell me I’m not alone on this one lol) I just went with the flow.  I’ve put in a lot of time & effort training and I’m going to do my best today and trust my training to carry me through.  What a great decision!  I never knew I had it in me. 

*On a side note, I really prefer endurance over speed, that’s what I train for. 

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Here’s my stats according to my Garmin:

Mile 1 8:09

Mile 2 8:05

Mile 3 8:00

.08    .33

Time: 24:49

Official time: 24:53

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Yay for negative splits!!!

I came in 8 out of 49 in my age group and 198 overall.  (I’m not sure how many people there were total, but I’ll update it here when I get that figure.)

This is why I train.  Why I run.  Why I race.  I am always challenged and can do better than before.

My time for this race last year was 28:21.  I wonder what next years will be.

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Did you run today?  This weekend?  How did you do?

I’ll leave you with my quote of the day, never settle!

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