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.
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!