I ran a 5k this morning (Boston River Run). It was a great race, a benefit for the Andrew Graham Semper Fi Fund, a scholarship at Bunker Hill CC.
More beautiful Boston foliage!
The race was held along the Charles River in Boston- couldn’t have been more convenient to get to!
Some thoughts about running a 3.1 mile race:
- Even though the distance is much shorter than a marathon, the race is a challenge of it’s own. Shorter distance = faster pace. It was a good way for me to start to introduce speedwork into my routine- lots more of that to come over the next few months! I was happy with my overall pace for this race, although next time I will try to push a little harder.
- A race is a race- no matter the distance. It’s still an accomplishment and leaves you with positive feelings once you cross the finish line.
- You can still learn from a 5k distance- even more so since I haven’t run that distance in awhile. It was chilly this morning but I ended up being overdressed. I was a little overheated by the end.
The race left me excited to run another, perhaps my town’s turkey trot in a few weeks?!
After a large post-race brunch with friends (fellow runners, including a friend who ran her first race today!!), I am vegging/watching the Patriots/enjoying the rest of the day off before a busy week ahead. Hope you all have a great Sunday!
Oh well done! What was your time?
Thank you! I took it relatively easy and ran a 23:39 race. Happy with the overall result! Good luck with your training.
I am so mad I missed this! It looks like it was a gorgeous day for a race, and you and Mark look great as usual. Keep up the motivational posts! I know we will all be able to use them as the Boston weather starts to turn…
We missed you too!! Next time! :)