I didn’t have high hopes for my time in this race. I went to a big party last night on Lake George and though I didn’t drink, I danced a lot and went too bed late. I was exhausted when I woke up this morning.
It rained all night and was raining lightly when I left for the race. It completely stopped by the start of the race. There was a walk and a 5K. All the money raised, which was over $100,000 went to research for ovarian cancer and most of the runners knew someone who died of the disease. Two people from where I work were volunteering at the the race. This, of course, motivated me to run fast, at least when I passed them.
The course was twice around Washington Park (which had several small annoying hills). I ran the first mile way too fast (9 minutes) and the last mile, for the first time in a race, I struggled and even considered walking. I forced myself to finish… and came in under 31 minutes. This was a PR for me.
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