Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Leap Year Virtual Run Race Re-Cap
Race: Leap Year Virtual Run Race by Life As A Running Mom
Distance: 2.9 miles
Thanks to Life As A Running Mom for hosting my first virtual race of the year! I've been looking forward to this race because not only was it a fun way to spend the extra day, but I also got to race in my Saucony Hattoris for the first time!
My time wasn't stellar, I've run a faster 5K than that, but that's ok. I've been very cautious lately, running at a much slower pace, because I'm afraid PF will strike again, and I can't have PF with my half marathon in 2 weeks! So I took off slow, but found myself going 8:45 at one point on my first mile, so I reeled myself back to a slower pace. I did that at every mile, making sure I was not going too fast. Is it the Hattoris that make me want to go fast? Who knows. Couldn't help but wonder what my pace would've been if I didn't have to reel myself in. I'm just so scared about my PF getting worse 2 weeks before my half marathon! But finding those paces in my Garmin and feeling good while running at those paces really had me intrigued. (Patience, Marie, patience...)
I'm not sure why I picked a hilly course for this virtual race, but then again, it's so hard to avoid hills around here. I had a blast, though! Felt really good! Thank you, Life As A Running Mom! Check out her blog post to see who the winners are for this fun virtual race!
(Note: I was not compensated in any way by Saucony for this mini review of their Hattoris. I bought these pair of Hattoris myself and my opinions of them, thus far, are my own.)