On Saturday, May 19, I ran the Race for Taylor 10k in my hometown. I did this race the first year they had it but missed it last year because it was on my wedding day. I was thrilled to be able to participate again this year because it is such a special race put on by a very special family in memory of their 17 year old son who was tragically killed in a car accident To read more about it, go here.
I got up that morning bright and early to down some coffee and a cliff bar and a half a banana. The husband took me to the race because he needed my car to drive to Columbia for class and then to meet me in Aiken for a wedding.
The weather was absolutely perfect for racing, surprisingly not too warm.
I felt pretty good that morning and was eager to start the race.
There I am in the far left corner with the pink tank on! :)
I am blogging so far after the race that I don't remember my splits but I do know that my first two miles were under 7 minutes each. Whew!
The race took us through several neighborhoods to which I forgot had a few rolling hills. It was not an easy course but a very good course!!
The only thing I did not like was that a bunch of walkers were still on the course as I was finishing and I had to weave in and out of
traffic people but it was all good!
I hit the finish line with a time of.....
8 343 Britton Yarborough 08:09:15 08:52:34 00:43:19 6:59
8th overall out of 57 people
1st overall female
I was very proud of this time. I knew I had gone out too fast but I didn't completely fizzle at the end like I
thought may happen!
Hugging Belinda as she gave me a bobblehead trohpy and $25 cash prize!
I now hold the course record for the females for this race course!
Excited and proud of how I ran this race but I am wondering if I am leaving myself
room to get any faster?!?! I hope so!!
After the race we were off to Aiken for a wedding and then from their to Lake Lure,
NC for our anniversary weekend!