Sunday 24 September, 10:30
14C, rising to warm and sunny! Planned this race to give my daughter Emma some experience of a race before heading to Indianapolis where she will run a 5k there in November. We’re progressing through the beginners schedule and this 3k race was intended to give her some idea of race environment on ‘home’ turf, and hopefully build her confidence at this running thing too!
That’s a ‘before’ pic.
We did a run/walk pattern and it was very warm. Did the first lap of the northern lake in what felt like a fast time, continued nicely on the second lap. Then entering the finishing chute Emma changed from a steady run to a sprint, catching me completely off guard. The crowd were shouting lots of encouragement and she loved it.
Straight after getting our medals Emma was discussing how we’d approach the next training session. So I think the objective was completed; motivation and confidence 🙂 So proud of Emma and really enjoyed the well organised event.
An ‘after’ pic.
No running stats, other than to say Emma beat me by 1 second on official timing, and we knocked about 2.5 minutes off the time it took in practice earlier in the week.