I had a race today that, honestly, I forgot I had signed up for! It is a smaller race than I am used to in Sacramento, but still a fun one. This was my first time running the SacTown 10 Miler – as I like to call it. Its real name is too long. Running Downtown/Midtown Sac is always fun.
This race starts near and ends right in front of the State Capitol. Here is the course:
This race was pretty awesome for me. Although I did start cramping about mile 2 and was worried I wasn’t going to make it at the pace I wanted. My goal was to stay below 8:30/min and I did it! It wasn’t easy. I am pretty proud!! When I wanted to slow down I thought of my training, my soon to be coaching positing, and my uncle and I knew I couldn’t slow down. I needed to push myself to prove I can run faster than I usually let myself. I know I hold myself back and I didn’t want to do that this time.
As you can see at mile 9 I gave it all I had. There was a lady that I was racing (in my head we were racing) pretty much the whole time. I would get ahead of her, then she’d get ahead of me…around mile 8 I thought, “Fuck it, I’ll let her win”. Right after I thought, “What the fuck am I saying? I’m not letting her win”. So I started running as fast as I could and killed it!! I didn’t even see her when I finished. I win!! 😉
There was also another lady that I was coming up on right at the finish so I decided I wanted to beat her too. I did. I love the end of races. I have so much adrenaline! Every race I run I am passing everyone during the last 2-3 miles.
Here is me passing the lady in black at the end. Hell yes.
Unofficial finish time of 1:22:40
My newest medal to hang! Oh, and did you notice my hair is TIED BACK!! I totally have a stump pony tail but whatever. The only other race I’ve tied my hair back for was my first half marathon 2 years ago!! So exciting…its the little things (the little things, there’s nothing bigger is there? <— Vanilla Sky quote. If you knew that you’re awesome. Love that move…I know, I know. Tom Cruise is crazy).
On a final note —–> keep an eye out for my next blog this week. I tried a new product (on a training run, and before this race) that I want to share with you all! Its called Energy Bits. Check out their website here: Powered By Bits and read my review tomorrow!