Thursday, July 7, 2011

Red, White and Blue Shoes 5k

So, it's taken me a long time to write this post but that's just because I've been doing this:

yes, I am THAT sexy

So back to the review... I LOVE THIS RACE

1. It's at Furman University which is absolutely gorgeous. If you've never seen it, here is a pic of the campus:

2. It was probably the flattest course I've run in a while. I train downtown and it is hilly, hilly, hilly, hilly... So the one hill towards the end was a piece of cake

3. I totally PR'ed. I ran it in 27:53 (according to my Garmin) which is fast for me and exciting because I've been trying to get faster over the past few months. The official time was 28 something but it was a gun start so i'm going with my Garmin... Woot woot!! I read so many blogs where their times are like, 22 min, 25 min, etc etc. I don't know if I'll ever be there but to be reaching a goal of mine which is 27 minutes, I feel pretty good about it. 

4. This was Go Run's goal race which means new people ran their first 5k. And then some PR'ed their first 5k. I love working with new runners because seeing people accomplish something they didn't think they could is very rewarding. 

A few pics from the race:

that's my mom with the Go Run shirt on!! This was her second 5k, plus she's done an 8k and a 10k. She's also signed up for the RnR Savannah Half Marathon!!

One of our leaders, Holly Di Giovine in the back 

Our other Go Run leader, Melissa, and our endurance group leader, Nova Robb

Woot Woot Denise!! She's signed up for the RnR Savannah Marathon - but she's no newbie, she's done a marathon before 

Helen - she ran the Candlelight 5k with me 2 weeks ago (in the GO Run shirt)

I'm the tall one :). Mom's to my right and Helen is to the far left

Holly (in white) and Melissa (in the sassy glasses) created Go Run and made an awesome beginner 5k program. I'm using Holly's marathon training program for the RnR Savannah this year. Nova (with the visor) leads our endurance training group, Val (white shirt at the bottom of the pic) is a triathlete who completed her first half ironman earlier this year leads the Go Run group in Greer and I'm beside Holly. I lead the Wednesday morning speed group. 

Fun, fast race.. definitely doing it next year... 

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