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Monday, June 6, 2011
Freihofer's Run for Women Recap
Before the great tunes on Saturday, I ran the Freihofer’s Run for Women. I’ve been 5K training this spring with No Boundaries (thanks Fleet Feet) and this was my third 5K of the season (maybe I’ll recap those later). It’s such an awesome race for so many reasons. It’s a women’s only race, there are International Olympic/Professional level runners, 4,800+ other participants (new record this year), great crowd support, it’s well organized, close to home, we run through a beautiful park, you get a free box of delicious cookies … I could keep going.
The weather was perfect! Nice and sunny but cool and with a little breeze. It was a vast improvement from last year when it was really hot and humid! Like I said I’ve been training but I’m not up for running 3.1 miles straight (yet). I had plans to walk and run depending on how I felt. I was feeling pretty good so I actually ran the whole first mile (and then some) without stopping; I can’t remember the last time I’ve done that! I was worried that I’d run out of steam so I took a bunch of walking breaks after that, I probably could have pushed myself a little harder but I wanted to finish strong so I had no problem walking when I felt like I needed to.
I love the course (despite the few uphill sections) because the last ½ mile or so is all downhill with a great view of the crowds and finish line. There are lots of cheers and announcers pushing you to finish strong, I booked it downhill to the finish. I beat my time from last year by a few minutes (though running had fallen by the wayside by that point last year) and I had a season’s best time by about 35 seconds, so not bad. Can't wait to see what is in store for the Freihofer's run next year!
My next race is June 19th!
P.S. Congrats to Mamitu Daska from Ethipoia who won the race in 15:19! 15:19!!
P.S.S Again no pictures, sorry. I could steal some from someone else but I’m pretty sure that’s not legit and I still refuse to post crappy cell phone pics. I really do need to get a small digital camera to cart around. There are some cool pics and videos here if you want to check some out.
How about a pic of me before another race from this year? Works for me!