On Sunday, I completed the Cbus 10miler for the second year. Chris, Brittany and I ran this race last year and it was tough! The race course was flip-flopped this year so there wasn't a two mile incline at the finish but there still was a mile incline that I hated :) It's a hilly course that is meant to be a training run for the upcoming Capital City Half Marathon. My goal this year was to beat last year's time (1:38:40 or 9:50 per mile) which wasn't much of a challenge since I had a cold last year, and I'm happy to say I did! My time this year was 1:27:35 (8:46 per mile) which is a PR (personal record)!
Over all, it's a nice, small race with both street and (paved) trail running. I wouldn't call it easy because there are several inclines, some steep and some long and slow, but the people are friendly and the race well organized. I think strength training (yoga and BodyPump) helped me improve and the guy that paced me for the last three miles :) I don't know who he was but he would not let be get below a 9 minute mile :) Wish I could say thank you to whoever he is! Here's a few photos of the day:
|All my gear, ready to go (and my bags packed for a work trip later that day). Gear post here!|
|Almost to the finish!|
|After the race|
|My race reward (not really, I just needed new shoes and they were on sale after the race)|
Now that I'm a few days past the race, I'm wondering what's next????? Maybe another sprint triathlon?