However, there were a few other moms in the area lined up a bit in front of me and 1 is NOT a runner. They have all been taking a class with one of the area's local mom who is a serious runner. The lady who was not a runner freaking beat me ??? 43.37 chip time.
I also had a mom i know start in the same area as me and she has really bad running form and looks pained and she beat me as well. 43.55 chip time.
I still am thinking that I do not push myself enough in a race. I did feel that I gave more in this race, but I also had a kick at the end and as soon as I was done I was thinking damn I could have pushed more. My biggest fear seems to be pushing myself and then not having enough to finish. My legs do not give out on me, I even ran up the killer hill at the start of mile 5. It is my breathing and in turn what my stomach feels like. That is why I hold back b/c I am scared that I will throw up and not be able to finish.
mile 1 - 9.04
mile 2 - 9.07
mile 3 - 9.15
mile 4 - 9.51
mile 5 - 9.19 (hill)
so what the heck happened on mile 4 ? it is the one area of the course that is very turny, short streets and lots of turns. I also had one stretch and I recall being real tired on it and starting to drag.
I am happy with how I did but some how I still feel like I am not at my full potential ? And I am trying real hard not to be upset about what OTHER folks did.