This past Sunday I ran the Rock n' Roll Providence Half Marathon. The race was much better than last year from the weather to the bands to the organization! The weather was nice and cool in the am, so cool that my teeth chattered for a few minutes when I got out of the car. I didn't really know what to expect for a time; wasn't sure what kind of shape I was in. I was hoping to be able to run sub 8s but I honestly had no clue. I forgot about the hills in Providence, they weren't too bad, but since I rarely run hills (gasp) they felt pretty big to me!
I started off in corral 1 and found my grove right away. My first mile was 7:43, a little faster than I wanted but I thought "eh, just see what you've got and stay with it." I did NOT wear my Garmin, as I feel I run faster without it. I felt a lot better than I expected too and I never really got tired when I thought I would. I felt good but didn't want to push and harder because I had A LOT of glute soreness from a workout on Thursday. I ended up running 1:41:40, 7:42 pace. I loved the course because I got to see Ryan twice during the race. I also loved my outfit from the race. Have I told you lately how much I LOVE SparkleSkirts?? I have 7 of them now. They really are the only skirts (and shorts for that matter) that don't ride up on me! You can check out SparkleSkirts HERE. I was quite pleased with my race and now I feel like I am exactly where I want to be in terms of my speed. Anyone else run Providence? Looking forward to next year!
Any local ladies running the ZOOMA Cape Cod Half Marathon or 10k on September 22nd? They just announced a new and fun opportunity the night before the races, ZOOMA Cape Cod Mocktail Hour sponsored by Hint. The event is open to anyone running either race and will take place at the poolside bar at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA., from 7pm-8pm. You do need to RSVP so if you are running the race and will be in town the night before, be sure to check it out!!! Go HERE for more information and to RSVP. Hope to see you there!!!