I feel like I'm off to such a good running start for this race season. I'm amazed that the work I put in over the winter has actually paid off. Not to sound like a broken record, but this next race is really hard. Really hilly hard, hence the name. Thinking back to how I felt this time last year (which, by the way, I can't believe it's already been a year) I feel so much stronger that I am on a total runners high.
The run this morning covered the first part of the course, at mile one you're faced with a steady climb of over a mile. Climb is a perfect word for it. I can't seem to break an 11:00 minute pace on hills, but I made up for it on the rest of the course, made easier by the fact that I was running with Jeannine, and we chatted the whole time, which always makes the time fly by. We managed 5.72 miles in 55 minutes, which I'm happy with. I then went for coffee with some of the girls, and I noticed some of my fellow runners with loaves of bread under their arms. There is a place in Armory Square called Pasta's Daily Bread, they have the best stretch bread in the world, so I made a beeline for it, and snagged a loaf. Not for me, for Mike and the kids : )
I'm so jazzed up right now. Maybe it's just the coffee I just drank, normally I'm a one cup girl but when I got home I was so cold that a second cup was in order. Maybe I should go run some more. Or at least take Frank the Tank for a walk.
Oh! I also wanted to mention that I'm over on Jason's blog, Cook Train Eat Race today! He posted my Shamrock Run Race Recap, which is very cool. Jason is one of the organizers of the Cupcake Marathon, and I also follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He comes up with some amazing meals, and is a great motivator in general, so go check his blog out.