2012 Miles

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Run the Bluegrass Half

Most of our RUI Bourbon Chase running team ran this race! Plus there were  A LOT of local people at this race. This race takes place at Keeneland in Lexington and is a beautiful yet hilly course. 

Very happy with my finish time of 1:57:14 on this course! I was not feeling like I was race ready at the start of the morning but I had ran many long runs since January since I am supposed to be training for the Nashville full at the end of April. However, I have a lot going on right now so I am thinking it will be another half in my future at the end of April 

This race made me feel strong! Between mile 3 and 4 I had this feeling of "lets do this". I decided to dig in and run hard. I did not talk (shocking I know) to anyone around me and always worked to pass the person in front of me. I love the uphill and had plenty of them today! There is nothing better than digging in and passing someone on an uphill. My marathon base kicked in around mile 9 and I found a second wind and ran my fastest 4 miles of the race. These miles were around a 8:30 pace! I had to walk one hill right after the 9 mile marker but that was it. 

If every race and every long run felt like this morning I would be a happy girl all the time! Happy to remember why I love to run and feel like a strong, determined, motivated woman this morning! I can do anything I put my mind to no matter how challenging. A much needed reminder at this time in my life.