Oh my, where has the time gone?
Well, since I’ve barely been around this year, I figured I should touch back on a few things I missed …
5K PR! Apparently I was feeling fast at the Annapolis Striders Valentine’s Day 5K. I wasn’t sure I was going to really race it until we got started, and I realized my legs felt good. It was tough, especially the last push at the end. My official time was 25:22, 49 seconds faster than my previous best. I ran it really well, faster every mile. Hmm, I wonder if my 2.25-mile warmup helped?
Vacation! My husband and I headed off to Jamaica for a week of sunshine, relaxation and of course, fabulous food and drinks. This was our fourth visit to the Couples chain, and we highly recommend it!
Trail 10K! We were lucky to have a not-too-chilly day in late February to run this race. No snow, of course (since we had virtually no snow this year), but the course was quite muddy! I was happy with my 1:03:56 finish — I’ve had road 10Ks at or near this pace!
photo by Quantico Orienteering
Hmm, not too many events in March. I performed the Bach B Minor with the choral group I sing with. That was a workout! I also volunteered at a water stop for the B&A Trail Marathon and Half Marathon. My friend is the race director and I like to help out! (Well, I like to volunteer every so often to give back, anyway. I appreciate all the volunteers whenever I’m out racing!)
I also ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA half marathon in DC on St. Patrick’s Day. I was hopeful that I might have a good race, even though my distance training was a little lacking. The short races + vacation in February didn’t help, though I did get back up to 10 miles prior to the race. But, it wasn’t my day for a PR. I started out OK for the first 5K or so, but once the hills kicked in I couldn’t hold a good pace. Still, my 2:06 finish was good enough to be fifth fastest of my 21 half marathons.
I think I’m all caught up now. What have you been up to?