|Gorgeous views on the beach. There were numerous surfers in the water today.|
|Pre-race selfie. Beautiful scenery....even if it was a tad chilly!|
Even with the number of runners/walker, there seemed to be ample space on the trail to accommodate us all. At the turn around point, I could tell that I was first female. Now let me clarify....Rum Runners (a very popular relay race) was also happening today...and that took many quick runners!!! I was still excited and tried to maintain pace on my way back. We had a bit of a head wind after the turn around and I had to stop to walk to catch my breath for about 30 seconds. I pushed myself to continue, knowing that I had less than 2km to go. The one downside of a straight, flat trail is that I could see that darn finish line forever...well maybe not forever...but for at least 500 meters.
Here are how my splits turned out.
|You can see at 4k mark that I walked.|
|One and only time that I'll see 1st female and 1st in my age group!!|
This was a great local, small race that supports an independent school in the area. I might put this on my list again next year. I did see some of the runners doing the 10k and boy...they had quite the uphill to climb...I don't think I'll do that one. :-)
For now...I'm sure my next race is the valley harvest 10k...can't wait for that one as it's a beautiful time of year AND Jillian is running her first ever 1/2 marathon!! Oh....and Jill totally got her 5k PB today...crossing the line 3rd female and 1st in her age group!!!