My New Running Crew

I finally ran my first race in about 6 months.
I also have corralled enough girls to run with me to finally feel like I have a running group again!

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I was sick for the whole week before the run with a cold/cough and had not run in 11 days…so my time of 28:06 was not disappointing in the least. 9 minute miles are what I consider a good pace…not my absolute fastest but good.
What made me unhappy about how I’d run this race was not my time…
But more how I felt running it.
I started out waaaay too fast and ran an 8:20 first mile.
And then died.
The final two miles, I felt weak and tired. My lungs hurt. People were catching me…
And passing me by.
It was a struggle…and not as enjoyable.
The last race I’d run in October was like this too.
Out too fast and died too early.
I want to be the one passing people….not the other way around.
It’s very defeating.
Doesn’t feel good.
It makes me want to train harder next time.
It makes me want to figure out how to run a race and feel good again.

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3 responses to “My New Running Crew

  1. I tend to start off fast and fade at the end as well. But when I start off slower, I don’t feel like I am pushing myself. It’s a battle I’m constantly fighting. If you ever figure it out, let me know how!

  2. Having running buddies definitely helps!!! It’s also hard to find the right pace! I love the Nike + GPS running app, because it tells you how fast you’re running!

  3. Pacing yourself is hard. I use Nike+ Sportswatch to maintain my pace. Good job getting out there. Keep on running!

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