Pacing a friend

29 Dec

I know that I am posting this race report about 6 months late. It’s been a busy 6 months, but now that I have some free time from work over the holidays I figured I would catch up with some much-needed race reports and other blog related things.

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This summer I had the neat opportunity to pace my friend to a new 5k PR.

In July I signed up for a 5k race and it just so happened a friend of mine who now lives in North Carolina was up visiting, and planning to run the race as well. After I did my warm up I could tell my legs weren’t feeling super fresh. It was the morning after my high school reunion which could have had something to do with it. 😉

When the gun went off I just stayed with my friend to take it easy. She started talking about how last time she ran the race and came in at 45:00 and how she would love to beat it. Challenge accepted.

It was a neat experience to help her push her pace – as a back-of-the-pack runner it’s not something I get to experience very often.

We finished in 43:17 – well under her 45 minute 5k PR.

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2 Responses to “Pacing a friend”

  1. lhyderdarlington December 29, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Becca , congrats to you and your friend – you are an amazing source of inspiration and knowing how crazy the back-of-the-pack can be for someone needing a little inspiration, I know your friendship and pace setting meant the world to her!!! Glad also about your foot recovery! Go Girl!

    • Becca December 30, 2012 at 11:20 am #

      Thanks for the kind words. 🙂 It was a lot of fun to pace her to a PR!

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