I only ran 3 times to prep for the race -but all of my other workouts have helped tremendously! Between spinning and HIIT workouts on the treadmill my pace and endurance have endured vastly- even better than what I was running before I had Macy... Yay!
My brother Tracy signed up with us, and since we also did the Drumstick Dash on Thanksgiving together, we've decided to make it our mission to run a race on every holiday! Seems like a great tradition to me.
The city was buzzing with green attire, silly outfits, and plenty of green beer and Irish music to go around. Great motivation/distraction to keep me going for the 4 miles. My friends Janet and Lisa also did the race and I was excited to have some running buddies because Kyle and my brother both are much MUCH faster than me. Kyle ran in less than 32 minutes- crazy town! I came in at exactly 40 minutes, which was good for me! When I first started running after Macy my pace was around 11:15. So to run at 10min/mil for 40 minutes is definitely an improvement.
|Kyle and I with my brother, Tracy, before the Drumstick Dash -love our new tradition!|
|3 of us ready for the Shamrock Run|
|The hubs and I right before we started|
|The crazy packed start line|
|About 2.5 miles in. I loved running towards the city.|
|After the race fun! We did it!|
|Auntie Carol stayed behind to hang out with Macy girl while we ran|
|Our Midtown friends that ran it too.|
Next up: Race for the Cure and thinking about doing the Women's Half Marathon!