Happy Weekend everyone! i can't believe it's almost over.
yesterday ran a short race. There were three distances - 2 mile walk (untimed), 4 & 8 mile timed races. I expected a lot of people but i think there were only 60 people doing the 4 miler. Uh, ok. Its been very warm here, humid and smokey so i didn't expect to run all that well but was even more disappointed than usual.
I thought i should be around an 8 flat pace for 4 miles (last short race was in february and i did a 5k in 7:30 overall pace. yeah, no. Within the first half mile i realized i was third female and maybe 6th or 7th overall. All the races started together. It was such a small race that it was just on sidewalks but in an area that is very quiet so no car traffic. Not flat but nothing is steep. I'd gone out at 8 flat pace but then realized yeah, that was not doable so then my only goal was to just make sure i wasn't passed by anyone female.
I succeeded in that.
And yes, i did walk on some of the hills.
just over 33 minutes and i was 2nd overall female and 6th overall.
Really great small race and i can't wait to do this one again next year. and it's good to get a dose of reality about speed right now.
worked in the yard, did laundry and some cleaning. Dh grilled some salmon and we tried that fatatoush-ish salad which was delicious! i can't wait to have it again this evening. This morning i went and ran on trails for 7.5 miles. it was wonderful out. Same temps as yesterday (smokey, warm and humid) but it was very nice in the forest.
Today, need to do some work and various things around the house. DH is visiting with his dad now and will go to their home to help with some stuff. We think FIL may be released from skilled nursing facility this week or next and there are some things which need to happen first.