SAAC Race Recap: Stawell Toyota

Spring was definitely in the air in the last week of winter, and it was just divine.

For this weeks club run, I had to dust off the running shorts and singlet because it was warm and sunny. The sun was out and it was just glorious.
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The kids were off first.  Miles had a nice 2min handicap.  He hasn’t won a single race this year, and he really was determined to get a medal or a trophy.

Well it’s safe to say that Miles got his first win and trophy.  His running has improved, he’s not doing the “cliffy shuffle” as much and showing a better technique.  He went slow, just like the turtle, and overtook the hare at the end.  So proud of my boy. He ran that 1km in 7:19.  I know some adults that can’t run that fast.stawell-toyota-9

Kayla also did a fantastic job and placed 3rd, and ran her 1km in 5:25.

As for me, well I had a game plan for this race, and that was not to win.  Yep that’s right, I didn’t want to win this race.

You see if I win a race, I get handicapped, and so that makes winning future events harder, and there is a 16km event coming up soon, that I would love to take the cake. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes.

Somehow during the season I ended being a ‘fast’ runner.  Today’s run I was the 2nd last person to leave, it felt odd to be classified as a ‘fast’ runner, as I sure as hell don’t feel fast.

My aim for this club run was too keep a steady pace of 5mins.  After the first kilometer I realised I wouldn’t have been able to go faster anyway.  With a combination of tired heavy legs (from a long run and leg day), and warm weather, I just wasn’t feeling it.
stawell-toyota-46After the 4km mark Meggy past me.  I was now the last runner on course, but not for long.  By the 6km mark, I past Narelle.  By 7km I overtook Gary.  And on the home stretch I stepped it up and sailed past Sandra.
I didn’t win. Yay! I placed 6th.

The next club run is the 10km Youngs Sportspower race.  Yep that’s right, I plan to be mediocre in this race too.

To view race splits go here.