|For the WIN|
I signed up for the Taconic Runner's St. Patty's day 10k to see how my fitness is leading into triathlon season. I thought it would be a good test and since my running this off-season has been going better than ever, I wanted to really see what I was capable of.
For the sake of keeping a 10k race report short, here's how it went down- abridged version.
The gun went off and 3 of us went out of the shoot like a bat out of hell. All under 5:50 pace for the first mile. I thought there was no way that I could hold this pace for the entire race, but I stayed with the other 2. One was a 25 year old shirtless runner, and the other a 45 year old guy. So I split the middle age group and all of us stayed together the entire way. How close you ask?
|That's as far apart as we were the entire race|
Since the course was a 2 lap course, at the 2.5 mile mark, there was a big hill. Seeing shirtless boy couldn't hang on the hills, I took a mental note for the second lap. As the second lap went, it was the exact same as the first. We were no more than 2 feet from each other. I realized I felt good so at this point, I thought a win might be possible.
Fast forward to mile 5.5 at the hill. It was exactly as I thought. I am a strong hill runner so attacked the hill and no one could stay with me. With half a mile to go, I turned on the jets and went for the finish line.
I crossed in first, pumped my fist, and led out a HUGE yell. My first ever win. Even though it was a local 10k, there were still over 5-600 runners and I was the first one. Not too bad. It was even better that this was the first race I was representing Team Big Sexy Racing, so I was happy to perform and get a win for the team.