You may find this odd, but I don’t like racing. I like challenging myself on training runs, but somehow I usually tank at races. Somehow my ‘A Game’ is usually left at home on race day.
BUT I made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t put negative thoughts in my head for this weekend’s Half Marathon at the Critz Tybee Run Fest, but fill it with positive energy. I had three goals going into the race.
2- Run anywhere in the 2:30’s
1- Run sub 2:29
I managed to knock off one of them and was SO CLOSE to #2. My official time was 2:41.05! SO CLOSE!
I PR’d by over 4 minutes and am ready to amp up my training for my next half and full this Spring! And what full am I running, may you ask? Well you will just have to wait until I announce it this week 🙂
This was actually my first time running this race. I have cheered for it before and it’s a GREAT course for spectators because of how it’s laid out. My mom, who was down for the weekend, easily got to see me 4 times throughout! And my sweet, sweet ladies from C.R.E.W. came out with posters. I am just glad that my sweat masked the tears. And that I don’t wear mascara while I run
or ever. Because that would have been a greater hot mess.
But the half marathon is not the only option! You can run the 5k on Friday night, complete with glowsticks. Or run the 10k, 2.8 mile beach run or 1.3 mile run on Saturday. Complete all 5 events and you just ran a marathon! And you get TONS of medals for the weekend. How awesome? Maybe I will do that next year, but let me tell you…. that beach run looked brutal.
Thanks Critz Tybee Run Fest, Fleet Feet and ALL the wonderful water station volunteers for such a great race!
Did you race this weekend?