ANYHOO...I've done some racing recently to get ready for the 2014 Boston Marathon. First up?
2014 Sam Costa Half Marathon
The goal for this race was to (hopefully) break 1:30 in the half for the very first time. Nichole, Mr. Nichole, and BirdMan all traveled down from MN for a fun weekend getaway in Indiana, just for this race! (No pressure, right guys?!) While I didn't have the race that I wanted (1:30:57), I did snag 1.) a new half PR, 2.) second place in my age group, 3.) a 5th place female finish, and 4.) a nifty Top-50 finisher medal! What a haul :)
|Stuff that I won!|
2014 Purdue Cancer Challenge 5K
This was a fun race! It was the goal race for the Fleet Feet 5K training program, and Nichole and I decided I should try and give a sub-20:00 road race one more shot before Boston. The weekend before this race, however, I decided to get a nice, big knot in my right hamstring during my last long run/MP workout. Thanks to an unscheduled day off and a really nice massage, I was ready to go that Saturday and ended up beating all the other girls :) Oh, and I broke 20:00 and set a new 5K PR too! 19:43 sounds pretty good :)
|Sun's out, guns out...|
My wave starts at 10:25am. Ready or not, Boston, here I come!