bull city race fest half marathon | weekend
this race was the highlight of my weekend! i’ve been training for a full marathon since july and the weather has been brutal at times. it’s finally turning cool + crisp, which makes running infinitely more enjoyable. on sunday morning, it was 46 degrees, clear, and just beautiful for a long run around durham.
there’s not much to say in the way of a recap. it was a hilly course, but i felt incredible the entire time and had a lot of fun. i stayed with the 8:00/mile pacers from about miles 3-9 [i’ve never done that before, but it was really helpful] before breaking away on my own for the last stretch. looking at the splits later, i realized they had been pacing more around 7:50/mile, so that was a nice surprise. before i knew it, i was done and felt really thrilled to have a brand spankin’ new PR! mr. c and i relaxed in the park for a bit while i had a beer. then it was home for a hot shower and a nap!
the rest of this weekend was great too. on friday night, mr. c and i had dinner at dos perros and saw kill the messenger at carolina theater. i went downtown on saturday morning to go to the farmers market, grocery shop, pick up my race packet, and of course, get monuts donuts. on sunday afternoon, i went to a friend’s house for a fall-themed get together [complete with s’mores and pumpkin cake!] before mr. c and i met one of my favorite families for dinner.