I just got home from running a 10 mile race (actually Starbucks but that’s not the point) here in good ol’ Sacramento! My running partner is out of town this weekend, so I decided earlier this week to sign up for the Credit Union SacTown 10 that was going on to make sure I got my 9 miles of training in while she was away. It worked because I drug my butt out of bed and headed off to the Capitol grounds bright and early this morning!
Unfortunately I don’t have any photos because I decided to run phone-less today and disconnect. My dad actually played cheerleader/water boy/photographer and biked the course while my stepmom and I ran, so I didn’t actually end up running solo like I thought I was going to.
It was a perfect morning to run. A little chilly waiting around the start line but it didn’t take long to warm up! The course changed this year after an incident with a train coming through the middle of the course about a mile in last year, so there was a new 5 mile course and the 10 turned into a double loop of that 5 mile route. I was actually kind of dreading that double loop, but it really wasn’t so bad especially since it wound through some of my favorite areas to run around Sactown!
I ended up walking away with a 2 minute PR over my fastest 10 miler and over 5 minute PR from this same race last year (that may have been something to do with there not being a train in the way this time!), and I’m slowing inching closer and closer to finally tackling that long standing half marathon PR. I know it will come eventually, so I’m just going to keep working hard until I finally see it happen!
No more races on the schedule for me for awhile, but as of this week I’m officially back in marathon training to prepare for the San Francisco Marathon in July. I can’t wait to be able to cross that one off the bucket list! I’m sure you’ll all be hearing from me soon as all those training runs start getting longer and longer!
So until next time…