Before I go on to the bigger highlight of the weekend, let me mention that my boys went to the groomer on Friday. I loooooove when they get groomed – they are so clean and handsome! Now that the rains seem to be past, we’ll see how long I can sustain this.
This morning, it was another family affair at the Benicia Run for Education. My mother and sister Cai (both who did their first run race last month) were doing their first 5K and my brother Jack was going to run the Kids’ 1-Miler. My sister Grace came along to take photos for us.
Warmed up and ready for the 5K! I went for nice bright colors so that my family members could always find me in a crowd. :)
The course was far hillier than advertised (or than was evident from the elevation map) – there were many short steep rollers! I stuck with my race plan and pushed as best I could, even when I felt like I was completely running out of gas at the finish line.
It still wound up being a PR by a minute and thirty-five seconds and good enough for an age group placement. I was also in the top 10 women (7th, to be precise) out of 230+ women. Sweet!
Cai rocked her first 5K with a great time for a new runner
and my mom beat her goal time even with all those hills! I am super proud of both of them.
I love this one of my brother in the kids race. I love how the young ones all just go out hard, with no worry for pacing or pain.
Dragging only half of my family out results in quite a crowd :)
My friend Meredith also raced, her first time out since being ill – she looked great!
Post-race “ice bath” in the San Francisco Bay was followed immediately by compression socks
with which I completely dorked up my first podium picture ever!
Next week brings a rest week for me before a big build to my first tris of the year. Also some travel is on the horizon for the boys and me!
Training totals for March 15-21:
Swim: 8950 yards
Bike: 43.6 miles
Run: 15.8 miles
Strength: 50 mins of TRX
Total time: 10.7 hours