Sunday, March 20, 2016

Elizabeth 8k road race - recap

On Saturday March 19th I ran my first race as a 34 year old.  It was the Elizabeth 8k Road Race and I'm surprised it took me so many years to finally run it. 

Race Website

The race distance is a little less than 5 miles and goes through the lovely Elizabeth neighborhood in Charlotte.  Although it was originally forecasted to rain during the race, the waterworks stayed away and left us with a pretty chilly morning.

I did a lot better with pacing during this race than last week's 4 miler where my first mile was the fastest time.

mile 1 - 7:46
mile 2 - 7:37
mile 3 - 7:17
mile 4 - 7:39
0.97 - 6:54 (really pushed it at the end!)
4.97 miles - 37:12 minutes, 7:29 pace
The course itself was hilly, but not as bad as other Charlotte area races.  After crossing the finish line I grabbed a banana and water and headed out to find the boys.  They had dropped me off at the race start and we were waiting for me by the finish.  Unfortunately that meant that I didn't get to stay for the awards ceremony which is a bummer since I placed 3rd in my age group.  I've contacted the race in hopes of obtaining my medal at some point.
All in all it was a great race and I would love to run it again next year!

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