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I Set A New PR (not an April fools joke although I do know you’re pondering it’s one;) + Weekending!

(Shorts, bra, sneakers)

Runner’s Nook and I are again collectively once more, and I can be racing for them this 12 months!  I’m excited to sport the emblem and be on the workforce with Lauren.

Lauren and I made a decision on the final second to leap right into a 4.01k (2.49 miles), which we have been enthusiastic about as a result of it meant we might get an automated PR no matter what time we ran. The race was UVU (an area college) Race to Retirement, therefore the 401k distance.  It’s fairly intelligent should you ask me.

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We determined to leap into shorter races and rip the bandaid off with this one. I really like racing, however I wish to take a break from the longer ones proper now, so I wish to bounce into any shorter ones I can discover. I googled races close to me, and this 4.01K popped up. We have been in all probability the final individuals to have signed up.

It was beautiful to get up naturally at 7 after which meet my buddies for a 6-mile gradual warm-up.  I had an almond butter bar from Costco (so good) after which a caffeinated gel at about 8:30.

This race hosted a children’ race and Zumba on the sphere for a warm-up!  I didn’t know there was a child’s race, so don’t inform my children as a result of they are going to be so unhappy they missed it.  They have been at dwelling with Andrew and my pal, Jo took photos of us racing.

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We lined up on the 200m line, and this observe was fairly cool as a result of should you simply saved going straight, it took you on to the highway, so we left from there to the roads after which got here again by the identical spot and completed on the observe.

We must always have performed some strides and drills earlier than the race, however we didn’t and simply went proper into it. The primary 100m was a full-on dash, haha. Pacing has by no means been my power.

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I discovered one thing new about my watch through the race, which made it laborious to determine my splits—> Should you push the lap button (which I did proper at first as a result of I used to be including the race onto what I already had performed) after which push the button to go to the lap solely display (what I needed to see), then it routinely discards your lap.  I used to be so confused and tried it just a few instances earlier than realizing what was happening, so I don’t have clear splits as a result of it saved discarding my laps.

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Again to the race… We have been in synch a lot that we have been even blinking concurrently.

The race was small however surprisingly actually well-marked! Volunteers at every flip informed you which of them option to go, and cones have been positioned at anyplace that you simply may query should you have been on the course.

That first mile felt like one million bucks. It was a slight down (like 20 ft), tailwind, and simply on the roads or observe. The second mile is when the ache actually kicked in for me. There was a little bit of a headwind, the tiniest up and leaping on and off the sidewalk. I knew that I solely had a couple of minutes of ache left, and I saved reminding myself to concentrate on doing the perfect I might at that actual second.

The ache that happens throughout a brief race vs an extended race is so wildly totally different to me.  I at all times really feel like I’m going to die on the finish of a marathon, however the finish of the quick stuff, the place I’ve been at my max HR for about 14 minutes straight, is a ache I wouldn’t want on my worst enemy until they too are somebody that pays cash to place themselves in such a ache cave.

My purpose was beneath quarter-hour, and I used to be joyful to see 14 on the clock as I approached it.  We took 1st and 2nd!  The race says we ran a 5:56 tempo however with the information I did get, I’m guessing my common was in all probability shut to six:05.

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They’d all kinds of refreshments afterward, however sadly, our our bodies might solely deal with one chew proper after the race as a result of our stomachs have been so off after pushing as laborious as we did.

It’s in all probability my solely race this 12 months beating Lauren, haha, as she is freshly postpartum and simply now racing once more.

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We left with a $10 reward card, off to purchase one other Skims dupe t-shirt with it;)

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And now, let’s get into the remainder of the weekend:

Andrew was on name all weekend however we lucked out by him solely having to go in for just a few hours.

My sister invited my children over to her home and that left me and Andrew just one choice of issues to do, go get huge burritos.  I believe that is my new favourite post-race meal.

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We went and watched the BYU cheerleaders carry out their routine earlier than they go to Florida to compete.  IT. WAS. AMAZING.

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Skye needs to be a cheerleader now.

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We had my household over for Easter dinner….

for a burger bar!

And naturally, an egg hunt.

When did you get your final working private document?

What’s the shortest race distance you may have competed in?

What was the perfect a part of your weekend?

Completely satisfied April—> Who has a birthday, anniversary, or race this month?

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