Running an all downhill race is almost certain to lead to a PR and I got one on Saturday at the Bruce Barnes Mile — 6:09 (20 seconds faster than on the track!). It's also a course PR for me. I ran the race in 2010 in 6:41. That's quite an improvement in 2 years!
The competition for my age group was insane. Although I was the 7th female and 30th finisher overall (out of 83), I came in 5th in the 40-49 female age group. Wow!
I did receive a consolation prize, I made the cut on NBC29's coverage of the
race. You can see me finishing just behind a 12 year old. :)
Oh, and since I'm addicted to data, I decided to set my watch to .1 mile splits. Ha! It blows my mind that elite female marathoners can run 26.2 miles FASTER than I can run a tenth of a mile DOWNHILL!
(5:51 pace = 2:33:16 marathon)