BSR #2 is in the books. All I can say is WOW! I could make this a very long detailed account of my finest run to date, but I will summarize as best I can.
I want to start off with you, fellow bloggers. I really enjoy reading everyone’s words of encouragement, advice, and expertise. Writing is an outlet for me, but reading is information. Valuable informatuon. I listened and applied it all to increase my chances for success. IT WORKED!
I developed a solid training plan for the 10 miler and stuck with it. No short cuts and no excuses. I learned to run in the morning before work and enjoy it. I learned how to breath better. I learned that mental toughness is just as powerful as physical readiness. Also learned that every race is different. Things happen that you can’t account for and you need to be ready to adjust.
Months of training came winding down and that dreaded forecast of rain was more and more real. With not a lot of experience running in rain, I decided to do a rain run a few days prior. It honestly felt great and I turned what I initially thought would be a negative into a positive as the rain would keep the temps down. The temp was very warm last year and helped to kill my time on last 2 miles. Not this year! GOAL- cut 15 minutes off LY dissapointing time of 1:59. 1:45 would be very satisfying. So signed up for 1:30-1:40 corral. ( two corrals better).
Steady rain was beginning to soak through already and race didn’t even start yet. But blocked it out and stayed focused on positive. I trained well, confident, and cool temps. I was ready!!!!
I stayed with my race plan to a tee. It was a wonderful race again this year. Crowds were better than expected with all the rain and chilly weather.
I just enjoyed the run. Unplugged headphones the last two miles to just soak (no pun) it all in. Felt great!!!!
I knocked 20 minutes off my LY time and finished 1:39 or 9:56 pace. What a great feeling!
Pictured with my medal is my best friend during the race, my well tailored trash bag! Thanks buddy!
Part of our team pre race! Staying dry as long as possible. ( note my perfectly fitted trash bag)
If you haven’t run this race, highly recommend.
I absolutely love this race!!!!!
Now….. Is the Half on the horizon?