Sunday, March 25, 2007

Shamrock Shuffle - post-race report

My previous post was about the Shamrock Shuffle 8K race. It was held downtown in Chicago this morning. The race was excellent--great temperature, sunny blue skies, and a good course.

I am very happy to report that I met my goal of a sub-50:00 time. I set a personal record of 49:40 for an 8K. I wasn't entirely sure how I'd finish, but I felt really strong through the whole thing and managed a couple of good "kicks" in the last 2 miles.

Of course, as it gets closer to time for the Chicago Marathon I probably will stay away from races and just do training runs to keep a slow and steady pace...but for now, I can enjoy myself at races like this and feel a sense of accomplishment at the new PR.

More later...