So I wanted to give a more in-depth post about my race yesterday!
Firstly, everything was in favor of me! I was running the first race of the day. I was super excited and energized about the race. It was perfect weather. The course is awesome.
So I knew everything would be good.
But I was a little nervous because of how poorly my race on Tuesday went.
But other than that I had no reason to be nervous!
Okay so a really important part of a race is the course, obviously! If it’s hillier it will be harder, etc. But this course was really awesome! I really loved it! It was a loop that we ran four times and it was really pretty and relatively flat. There was one hill but it was not very steep and it was on the straight part of the course so it was fine.
I am really bad at starts on races which is why the longer the race is, the better I do because I have time to gain back the time lost at the start. But, I had a good start at this race and because of the loop course I had an easier time making up that lost time because I got used to the course. I ran in ninth place pretty much the whole race, switching between seventh through ninth on the second and third laps. Two other girls from my team and I ran basically the whole race together which is awesome because I know that I wouldn’t have done as well as I did if I hadn’t had them to pull me along. I was behind both of them but then in the sprinting region by the finish line I passed one girl and finished between them.
I forgot to mention yesterday (not sure HOW this slipped my mind) but not only did I place but I also PR’d! I finished yesterday’s 3-mile race with a time of 21:11 which is a personal best for me in my entire running career!
So that’s also awesome! =)
And after my race, I cheered for all the other races and screamed my throat out and had fun hanging out with my friends! =)
And then we went out for lunch afterwards.
And I came home at 4:30 and was exhausted.
And I passed out mid-conversation at 10:30 last night.
And I was exhausted all day today until I had some Mountain Dew. Then I was insane.
I took a nap too. Which I never do.
I labeled yesterday “The Most Exhausting Day of My Life!!!!!!” or “TMEDoML” for short. That’s not really short.
Okay, we can all tell I’m tired! 😉