I beat my last race time again. I ran it in 28:15, which is just shy of a minute faster. No award this time — there were several ladies in my age group with far better times.
I was happy that I both met my goal of besting my previous time and that I smoothed out my pace throughout the the run. Instead of lagging in the second mile, I ran it at close to the same pace as the first and third miles. Unfortunately, halfway through the third mile I had to briefly walk twice. I’m not sure what happened, I think it was mental more than anything. It did add some seconds to my final time, but it was good to learn that a slow down like that didn’t prevent me from finishing strong.
I have a few weeks off until I attempt my first 10k (eek), so I’m going to focus on adding more miles. I’m pretty happy with what I’ve achieved so far. I just wish I weren’t kicking myself about not running the whole race through this time.