The Skiba women ran great races at the 18th Annual Women Running Wild on Saturday July 21st in Osterville, MA.
2 women. 2 PRs. 1 awesome evening.
When I ran this race in 2012, it was my fastest 5k since high school. It was a fun race, a fairly flat course, and I was excited to be back. My goal for 2014 was to break 21 minutes.
I became super nervous waiting around all day until the 6pm race. I am so out of my comfort zone running 5ks. They are short. They are fast. And I don’t like short or fast. Well, I like fast but you know what I mean.
Anyway, it was a beautiful night for a race! Perfect temperature. A little breezy but the sun was shining and there were a lot of happy women at the start line.
The first mile I was relaxed - almost too relaxed as I kept gazing at my watch and forcing myself to slow down. I passed a couple of women in the first mile and a half but then I stayed about the same distance behind the 2nd place girl for the rest of the race. I finished the race feeling good. I was definitely working the last mile but I didn’t feel like I totally pushed myself, which is a good sign of my fitness. I crossed the line in 3rd place with a 20:49. Happy Jen!
Linda ran a 27:50! She didn’t stop to walk at all. She is turning into quite the little runner.
Up next: 50 Yard Finish on Saturday morning! I won’t be running for time... I’ll be racing for an age group medal! Last year I jogged the course finishing 4th in my age group. It normally wouldn’t faze me missing out on a medal until I realized it was a Buffalo Bills medal. Anything for my Bills.
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