After taking a year off from running any of the short distance races in my local area I laced up my shoes and went out for 2 races.
Fairhaven Road Race – June 19th
When I crossed the finish line it was not a 10K PR, but it was a PR for this particular route. In 2007 I completed it in 59:27 and in 2009 I completed it in 55:56 so taking another 2 minutes off my time on this course and only being a minute shy of my overall 10K PR made me extremely happy.
Mattapoisett Road Race – July 4th
There is something about running a race on a holiday. It creates an an extra special vibe or excitement. Today was no exception. Back in 2008 I completed this race in 47:50 but the year earlier I crossed the finish line in 45:05. With today’s 42:37 I not only set a new 5 mile PR, but I kicked my old times on this course to the curb! Oh, how I love these days. It was a warm morning, so I was not sure how it would all go, but I motored along in my new Asics Reprisals which turned out to be the perfect running partner.
Racing in the warmer months can be a challenge. I just try to remember the most important rules of running in the heat:
- Hydrate, but don’t over hydrate
- Wear the right clothing and protection
- Listen to your body!
As of this moment I only have one more race scheduled during the summer season. If you are running the Rock n Roll Providence Half Marathon I will see you there! Until then race safe.running by faith, Bekah
P.S. Schotzie and Noah trying to keep it cool during the dog days of summer….