Yesterday I ran 14 miles and to be honest, it was one of the best runs I have ever had. The weather was nice, the trails were clear, there were so many other runners/bikers on the trail, my legs felt good, my stomach felt good, etc. I stayed steady at 10-11 minute miles which I was happy with. I also had my first Gu (usually I stick with Sport Beans or Clif Shot Blocks):
I really liked the Gu! It tasted good and gave me a little boost around mile 7 which I needed!
After hanging my race medals yesterday, I decided that I’d like to stroll down memory lane and tell you all about the races I have completed. These posts may be pretty long winded, but I promise there is a super short, edited version below. If you don’t want to/have time to read my long story, go ahead and skip to the end. You won’t hurt my feelings too much.
My First Race
The bus was fun – it was full of excited runners! I was so nervous. I can’t even describe how nervous I was. But I just had a horrible feeling in my stomach.
So there you have it! My first race experience. For some crazy reason I decided to keep entering races. But you’ll have to wait until next week to learn about my second half-marathon.
*If you’ve been in a race/event before, how was your first one? Wonderful? Or will it scar you for life like mine did?
*How did you spend your Saturday?