|Me & Michelle pre-race - clearly super excited!|
The race didn't start until 10, but Michelle and I still needed to pick up packets and parking can be crazy so we left at 7:30. We had packets in hand by 8:30 and some time to kill. We just chilled in the car til about 9:30. It was a BEAUTIFUL morning. It was right at 55 degrees and the sun was shining. It was truly a perfect race day.
I didn't look up my 2013 time before the race...I should have. If I had known I was so close to my time I might have tried just a little bit harder. I was 8 seconds slower this year. However, my paces were a bit more consistent (except mile 3 - though consistent year over year). I always forget just how hilly this race is. I guess it's not super hilly, but for 4 miles, which is basically just over a 5K pace it's a tough course. Just like last year I died in mile 3, but it's a long slow climb. Again, if I had looked at my time prior to the race I might have been able to at least match my 2013 time, but I don't know. The race pretty well took it out of me.
|My future medal|
Are you doing or did you do a St Patty's Day race this weekend?
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On an unrelated note, my 4 weeks on a Ketogenic Diet are up. I will write another blog post about that in the next day or two. But I've decided to keep doing it for a little while longer.