Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Kicking off the 2019 Race season!

I kicked off my 2019 race season with a spontaneous half marathon in Austin, TX!  The 3M half!  I wouldn't say I was trained for this.  Just coming off CIM in December and slowly building the miles back up, and experiencing some nasty Plantar Fasciitis, leg pain, and some stomach issues!  I went into this race relaxed and just wanting to get out there and run the distance because I love to run.  The course, like CIM, was a net downhill.  But don't let that fool you! There were plenty uphills in that course!  Running relaxed, I walked away with a 2 minute PR of 1:48.  Checking off one the goals I had set for 2019 to break 1:50 in the half and we're only 20 days into the year!  That excites me!

Next up is the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k!  I look forward to this race every year!  It's an awesome course that's easy to negative split and a great course to get a PR at if that's your thing.  The last half of this race is downhill so be prepared to run fast!  I'm not going into this race this year to PR, but just to have fun with my friends.  I think it's important to step away from racing occasionally and just get out there to run and have fun!  If you want to join me, it's not too late to sign up! 

Other than these two amazing races, I have several 5Ks on the schedule, as well as another spring half where I'll pacing.  Spending some time this spring to just enjoy running without the pressure of paces and races!  In June, things will get serious again as I begin training for Chicago Marathon!

 What does your 2019 race calendar look like?  Also, send me a message if you will be running the Allstate Hot Chocolate 5k or 15k!  I would love to meet up!!

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