Whenever I am training for a marathon I like to do a race about 2 months before. It is a great way to see where I am in my training… but still time to improve!
So, I chose to do the Spring Thaw today. They have a 10, 15, and 20 mile race. I picked the 20 because it is an easy way to get my long one in. It is 4 times around the lake (which is mentally tough to do four loops, but there is a lot of things to keep you motivated!) If you do the 15 you get an extra prize… gloves! And for the 20 you get a head/neck wrap!
I wanted to use this race as more of a workout and not a race (to prevent peaking too early!) and I think I did a good job! I felt great and was happy my husband even came to run a few miles with me!
The rain held off and it felt warm out! It was a windy 50 degrees! I am thankful it wasn’t like a few years ago when we had 6+ inches coming down!
I finished 20 miles in 2:41:55 so my average pace was 8:06 per mile. I ended up being surprised to get third female overall!
I’m EVEN MORE excited for Boston now! I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do!
Denny got a medal yesterday for finishing his basketball season… He may love medals 100 times more than me 😉 But… I love that about him! 🙂