Hey there! I’m super excited to be back to making videos and I’m especially excited to be sharing a race recap today!
For those who just want the stats Adam and I (aka Team Cecil’s Parents) ran an official time of 2:52 on what I would call a brutally hot and humid day. Adam ran just under 6 miles and I ran just under 7.5 miles. I’m honestly so happy with our paces given the conditions of the day. I saw a few runners on the side of the road getting IVs which was scary to see.
One guy looked totally lifeless as paramedics tended to him, I hope he’s feeling better now. As runners we always want to push and get the best out of ourselves on race day, but some days we can make adjustments to the race plan given the conditions and still get the best out of ourselves.
I ended up slowing way down and taking walking breaks in the last two miles because I started getting goosebumps even though it was 80 degrees and sunny. On a cooler, less humid day I think I would have crushed my goal for the day. More on that in the video!
More than anything this run made me so excited for the Miami Half Marathon in January which is my key race for the season. Prior to this relay I had no idea what I should make my goal. It’s been a long time since I’ve put in a proper effort during a long run and I didn’t even really know what I was capable of. I get into all the details about that in the video.
Basically I just want to put it out into the universe that next year I am going to finally PR again in the half marathon. I just feel it!!!!
PS: There’s another new video coming this week (it’s already edited and ready to go) so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel 🙂