Race RecapPosted: May 28, 2013
Feeling pretty great. Ran the 34th Capitol Hill Classic last Sunday. That would be 6.2 miles before my little one turns six months old. So yeah, I’m feeling pretty great.
Race day was a gray and misty. The race was supposed to kick off at 8:30 am, but the line for packet pick-up rounded the block so race directors delayed the start slightly. Once the race got underway, I was feeling great. This was my first race since having my little one in December, and frankly, I was a little nervous. I didn’t get out to train as much as I normally would before a race. I’m still learning how to fit running into my new mommy schedule. I try hard to make it a priority, but sometimes life (or laundry, or dishes, or vacuuming…excuses, I know!) happen. Despite not running as often as I would have liked leading up to the race, I was still feeling pretty confident that I could cross the finish line not far off my average pace.
How’d I do? Finished in 1:03:20. 1,720 out of 2,365 runners overall, and 776 female out of 1,289. That put me at or about 10 minutes per mile.
So, what really made this a great race? I enjoyed my sister’s company along the way–and it took very little convincing to get her to race which leads me to believe there’s a runner in there somewhere. And for the first time, I got to greet my baby girl at the finish line. That smile always makes my day.
Can’t wait to run it again next year.