I’m little behind on blogging lately as we are in the process of moving but I’m sure I’ll get caught up here pretty quickly.
The morning of this race is was quite toasty. Luckily most of the race is shaded as it takes place on a paved path and some trail in Avon. However, the trees that create the shade also create extra humidity on a hot day. I guess if I had to choose I would take the shade to get a break from the sun.
I did my normal 1.5 mile warmup and did most of it on the course so I knew what to expect once the race started.
When the race started I went out at a conservative 7:20 pace. My goal was to not go out too fast so I could have energy to push at the end. It paid off at the beginning because everyone who went out too fast I was able to pass in the first 1/2 mile. However, the whole race I felt like I was pushing it but my times were slipping.
At the turnaround I did my best to pick up the pace. I pushed and was able to pass 3 girls in the last mile of the race. Some were girls I sized up before the race and definitely thought they had me. I came in for the finish at 24:03! Holy crap what happened out there lol. I rarely run that time unless injured. I instantly felt better when I heard that everyone ran a minute or more slower than normal. I had the course GPS as accurate so my only thought is the humidity and trail slowed me down.
I ended up the 8th female overall and 1st in my age group! Which won me a $15 gift certificate to TGIFridays!
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And the winner is…….Zone Defense Blog! I’ll be in touch on how to get you registered!
On Saturday June 28th, Love Without Boundaries will be hosting their 5K run in Avon Lake. I love the help and work this organization does to provide for impoverished children in China, regardless of their needs.
“Love Without Boundaries Foundation was established in 2003 after a group of adoptive parents decided to save a life of a little orphan boy in China.”
Love Without Boundaries provides many surgeries and treatments including:
Cleft lip and palate repair
Tumor and neurologic issues
General surgeries-hernia repair, intestinal issues etc.
Orthopedic care and evaluation
You have a chance to support this organization by registering and running in the Running For Hope 5K on 6/28. This race is PR friendly, flat and they keep you as shaded as possible. I hear there will be some brighter colored shirt designs this year as well as a $100 gift card to the overall winner to Moxie/Red
Who: You! What: Awesome 5K Run/walk Where: Kopf Family Reservation in Avon Lake When: Saturday June 28th at 9am.
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You have until Friday May 30th at 11:59PM to enter.