I’m not going to lie, I was nervous about this race. I’ve never done a trail run before and I normally run on pretty flat paths. The last hilly race I ran took me 50 minutes to complete. I was hoping to do good, push through the pain, even though I had a few bad runs leading up to this day.
My mom was running the half-marathon, which started a half-hour before mine, so I had to say good-bye to her and wait in anxious anticipation for my race to start. I was incredibly nervous about disappointing myself.
My goals to begin the race were:
- Run in under 40 minutes
- Run each mile, letting myself having 2-3 minute breaks in between
- Enjoy the course and scenery