I haven't even finished my post from last week about the Race for the Cure and some other stuff, but I had to jump in with this breaking news:
This was in the Marysville Berry Run earlier this morning.
Not only did I break the 25 minute barrier, I did so quite convincingly.
Unfortunately (only slightly unfortunately, it's certainly no big deal), I didn't get an age group award. I was fourth behind at least two of the same women who made me fourth last year. (And I wouldn't be surprised if the other is the same too.) So apparently even though I improved my time by more than a minute, they did too!*
Here are my splits.
Mile 1 - 7:35 (wow!)
Mile 2 - 7:58
Mile 3 - 7:56
Mile 3.1 - 8:04 pace (yeah, kind of pathetic, I didn't even have enough left for a sprint to the finish - if I had, just think what my time might have been! At least I managed to squeak out a "7" in all of the first three miles!)
All in all, a great race and I am VERY HAPPY!
*Another small peeve... Someone else I know also ran and finished about 20 seconds behind me. Yet when she posted her time on Facebook, the time she posted was 24:21, MY time. I'm not sure if it was a typo, whether she was thinking of my time and mistakenly put that in, or whether she misread the results page and genuinely thought that was her time.** It really doesn't matter, yet I feel strangely disappointed, like some of my PR glory has been taken away. (We have some of the same Facebook friends.) No matter, my (4th place) victory stands!
**Yes, a footnote to a footnote. I noticed a later update in which she rounded the time to 24 minutes. REALLY? (I would never round down a 5K--or round up, obviously--but maybe that's just me.) But enough with the bitchyness...really, I'm not a competitive person. :)
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