Today's race was the Buffalo Stampede 10 miler and it was the first race that I trained for seriously and ran last year. It was the race that made me fall in love with the running community and this year just reinforced what I already knew - I love Sacfit, running and the running community! The plan was to do a 3 mile warm up and then do the other 7 miles at a minute faster pace (for me it would have been running at a 12:30 pace) - so after the three miles I start doing the faster pace and it feels great - but every mile my run intervals start getting a little faster and faster and I end up beating last years time by just under 18 minutes! Everything felt great and just fell into place perfectly, the weather was beautiful, I ran with two other girls that was having great runs as well and the faster pace didn't bother them, the new shoes felt great, I felt awesome and girly in my new running skirt and the faster runners as they past us were cheering us on and telling us we were doing good! As I rounded the corner to come into the finish there was a huge cheer and the Sacfit group that had either already finished or just came out to cheer us on were there - it was so amazing!!
Last years time - 2:29:54.8
This years time - 2:12:20.5
What an amazing day - there is nothing like an awesome run to build up some confidence!!