This is a little overdue, but there is not better time than the present.
Leading up to BDR, I had been challenged by my coach, Claudia, to push in my running – adding true interval and tempo runs to my training plan. I was amazed at what this did to my pace. I learned that I could push and hold better paces than I was giving myself credit for!
We do BDR Safety Harbor every year as it normally falls on or right around my husband’s birthday – so he celebrates by running his annual 5K. We headed out on Saturday morning in the sweet Audi that I had been given to review for Audi Tampa. I wore an extra layer under the shirt I had planned to wear. It was chilly and I knew along the water, the wind would feel chilly.
With a congested start, I took it easy but quickly found a comfortable pace that I could push and hold for 3 miles. Then it hit me… I was HOT! With the extra long sleeve shirt, I couldn’t breath and I was too hot. So I took a quick break to very clumsily take the undershirt off. After getting situated again, I ran on and tied the long sleeve shirt around my waist. I was more than half way there. I took a short walk at water about mile 2 and finished strong!
I finished with a new PR of 28:40. It would have been at least a minute faster if I didn’t wrestle with my silly long sleeve shirt! Every year David has beaten me – but not this year! I passed him quietly about the 1 mile mark and he never caught up!