Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ready. Set. Go!

Tell me I'm alive...
I'm running through these walls...

{Believe - Mumford & Sons}

Another BAA 5k is in the books! 1 race down in my 2017 BAA Distance Medley journey!

Saturday was the perfect day for a 5k. Crisp blue skies, ideal temps, abundant sunshine, and a slight breeze.

It felt good to be a repeat runner. I knew what to expect. I knew the course. I got downtown nice and early, found a few people I knew running, warmed up, and got into position.

I just took off over the starting line, really mentally determined to have a PR. Emily and Teddy were there at mile 1 - and it was great to see a friendly face. Heading into the tunnel I felt great, no stopping, no breathing issues, amazing energy.

Then the right on Hereford -- left on Boylston. On Marathon Monday that signals the literal home stretch. You see the tangent lines, you see the finish line, and you just run home. Saturday happened to be the 4th anniversary of the marathon bombing, so running that stretch was super emotional!

From the marathon finish line to the 5k finish was another 3/4 of a mile or so. As I got close I just sprinted. There is a nice crowd there cheering and that literally carried me down the stretch were I booked it home.

Official time: 28:46 - PR by 2 minutes!! I have never run negative splits and ran 2!! Not a bad way to kick off my medley.

After I finished, Jenny and I walked back down Boylston to the expo and finish line. I have a big goal to toe the line in Hopkinton in 2018 - so knowing that finish line could be all mine in a year is beyond amazing - we shall see!!

But for now...it's onto my next race. I am so ready to be back in real training mode and can't wait for the next starting line!

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13 thoughts on the matter:

NC Sue said... {Reply}

I admire you for the training and dedication it takes to even contemplate such a venture.
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/04/making-dangerous-situation-kid-friendly.html

rebecca haegele said... {Reply}

Congrats on the PR and for your dedication.

Bekah said... {Reply}

So proud of you! This is amazing! You have me so intrigued about all this that I recorded the marathon yesterday. (It doesn't air until 8 pm here.) I watched about half before I had to go to bed, and I'll finish it today. Very cool!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

I love these photos and your excitement! What an accomplishment!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Well done!!! So happy for you on beating your PR!

Teresa Kindred said... {Reply}

Good for you! Hat's off and keep running! Teresa from NanaHood.com

Tom said... {Reply}

...I'm glad that you had a fun run!

An Aussie in San Francisco said... {Reply}

You total champion! I'm training for the Bay to Breakers in SF this year, and loved seeing all of your photos and your enthusiasm for Boston!

NC Sue said... {Reply}

Wow! How exhilarating!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/04/making-dangerous-situation-kid-friendly.html

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

Great job!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Great running Tamar, looks like you had a great time. Got to love running :) Thanks for linking up.

Kelly Kardos said... {Reply}

How exciting to meet and exceed personal goals. Congrats Tamar!

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Very happy for you