Today’s race was good. I went into the day feeling a bit conservative thinking that I would aim for 5min/km and a 1:45 finish. However, about 5km into the race, I realized that I was feeling good and I might as well just run. Starting out conservative is a nice way to race because for the whole second half I was passing people and feeling strong. I finished at just under 1:39.Â It’s quite a hilly route which makes it tough … but I felt good.Â Last year, I raced well and ran my half marathon PB on this route of 1:37:54.Â I think I probably could have beat that time today if I went into the race with a different mindset. That said, it was a good day and I had fun racing.
In other news, on March 1st, I start training with a new coach.Â Her name is Stephanie. Her favorite meal is dinner.Â I’m quite excited to get started with my new training program.