Monday, March 16th: 4.21 miles running OUTSIDE (10:41 pace)
Tuesday, March 17th: Rest day
Wednesday, March 18th: 4.36 miles running OUTSIDE (10:19 pace)
Thursday, March 19th: Rest day
Friday, March 20th: Rest day (Travel to VA Beach/Expo Day)
Saturday, March 21st: Shamrock 8k (58:02 at 11:40 pace)
Sunday, March 22nd: Shamrock Half Marathon (2:09:34 at 9:53 pace)
And just like that, the Shamrock Weekend is over. I waited so long for it… I had been signed up since October and I made this my big goal race of 2015.
I was very nervous going into this race that I set myself up for failure. The truth is… I haven’t been running well lately. It’s been difficult and my paces are just nowhere where I’d like them to be. I knew that in order to break 2:15 for the half race, I’d need to be at under 10:15 per mile pace. I haven’t ran that fast in a long while… especially long distances.
Well folks, I DID IT!! I was coming out fast and I kept up with it the whole way!! When I realized I was going to “easily” break 2:15 (I was at 11 miles at 1:50 and I knew I’d just need to run 2 miles in 25 minutes—piece of cake 🙂 )… I was so excited. I knew I’d get to ring the PR bell and I would have my BIG goal for 2015 done. Now I’m not sure what my goal for 2016 will be…..
I’ll be back on Wednesday with a full recap of the expo/race/weekend/etc! I’m probably going to make it like my Dopey recap, so I don’t stretch it on forever. Especially since I have my next half in 10 days 🙂