1. Training throughout my very hilly neighborhood is a perfect place in preparation for the NYC race because I'll be crossing 5 bridges. Even though NYC is flat, the bridges provide the elevation and people say it's a tough race. Today's race was flat, relatively speaking, to what I've been training on so what a bonus it was this morning!
2. Having an intense deep tissue massage a few days ago really loosened things up!
3. Having some positive pressure throughout today's race helped tremendously. Jeremy took on a drill sergeant role and was on top of my pace the whole time. He told me to slow down a bit when needed and really pushed me hard, after taking inventory of any pain levels. Lizzie's approach was on the opposite end of the spectrum. When she noticed I was lagging, she sweetly said, "Come on, Mom, let's go."
4. God's blessing kept me safe and healthy.
|2014 Iron Horse 15k|
There will be a 1/2 marathon coming up on my radar towards the end of the year, if not sooner. Now that I have this 15k under my belt, the thought of a 13.2 race has me thinking, "That's only a few more miles than what I did today."
Until next time, walk strong or go home.