Sunday, 1 March 2009

Princess crosses the finish line....


.......in 34 mins so I am a happy princess and DQ is a proud coach

I started in the middle of the pack but even a few hundred metres in people were walking so i moved my way forward. I kept the head down and just ran and before I knew it i had ran uphill, outside and in the drizzle and at the 2km point after 12 mins. Prior to the race I thought I was being ambitious at a 50 min finish so i thought i better slow the pace and keep energy in reserve. So I slowed the pace and i did walk for a few metres at the 3km point but that was more to stretch out my left leg which was feeling a little tight.

I made it over the finish line in 34 minutes which is a lot faster than I expected and i wonder if I didn't look at my watch after the 2km would i have been able to get an even faster time. I do now feel like a runner and not because i have a race tee shirt and medal but because afterwards i am calculating how to improve performance and plan my next race!!!

Thanks to Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland for organising the race and thanks to everyone for all the support I have had for my first steps into running

Please see the attached photo which shows me and race merchanise that I have actually earned by running and not just timing other people running

5 comments:

Subversive Runner said...

Excellent stuff, Dino. Hope to see you on the 7th at the Striders Dance.
xx

WHW Runner said...

well done Geraldine - absolutely delighted for you. Welcome to the Runners Club! Ian

Lee Maclean said...

Good going missy, well done.

Gutted that Barra is full. Could have been a RAW reunion giggle ;-)

Mrs Mac x

Debbie Martin-Consani said...

Woohoo! Big high five! xx

Silke said...

Well done!
Which race is next?! :-)
Enjoy the achievement!

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