Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Hard Cider Run Recap

I ran the Hard Cider Run over the weekend for the 3rd time. This race for me, is one of the harder races I actually run in. In Charlottesville it has this huge hill up a mountain you get to go up between mile 1 and 2 and to be honest, if you can run up that beast, more power to you because after losing so much weight, this was first time I was even able to walk super fast up it without stopping.


The race was 3 miles/5k. I went in the first wave, the 9:00 A.M. heat. That is a runners only wave. I never go in that wave but figured why not. This was my second race since losing so much weight. I was able to run all of it (except said previous hill) and it felt amazing. I had a good pace and stamina the entire time until the very end. I did lose my speed and energy right at the end before the finish line and had to really push myself to finish and not walk but I did it and it felt great.


 The big thing that was good was it did not rain on Saturday morning. It was calling for downpours and we missed it. It held off until the afternoon so we got to run in a nice cool morning which was great because once I got running, I was burning up. 

My time was around 40 minutes. The first year I ever ran it was in 2015 and my time was 57 minutes and last year in 2016 it was 45 minutes. I am hoping next year in 2018 I can get it under 39 minutes. 


Don't forget you can still use the code RACHEL1 for $5.00 off you registration to the Hard Cider Run. Let me know if you are running or have ran the race. I would love to know your thoughts on it!!. 




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