Last Sunday I ran a PR in the Colorado Colfax Marathon. On Saturday I ran a 10k and got a PR. Last year at this time, the furthest I had ever run was a 10k and I ran the same race in 55:10. Yesterday I went 46:16.....a 9-minute improvement in a year of training. It's a very empowering thing to look back at the roads I have run to get to this point. The race was in Berg Park....where I often trained for this last marathon. I had bad days there and good days. I had hard runs and easy runs. I cried and I laughed there. Racing there was fun since I knew the terrain so well and knew exactly how far I had left to run, where the shade was, and where every little hill or turn was. I managed 11th place overall, and I was the 2nd woman. My husband was 3rd place overall with a 41:56. We are planning on trying to find a few more 10ks to run throughout the year since I feel like finding my pace was a little tricky.
My parents did the 2 mile walk. My sister and 2 of my nephews (age 12 and 8) did the 5k. Here's a photo from the race:
I'm the one in bright yellow on the right behind the kiddo in orange.