It was a BEAUTIFUL morning for a road race. This morning was the 6th annual Piggy Trot at Dowses Beach in Osterville, MA and my 5th time running the race. It’s a 3.7 mile road race raising money and melanoma awareness through The Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope. Although I never knew Glenna (nicknamed Piggy), she had ties to Cape Cod Rehab and we continue to sponsor and support her cause.
After only a few weeks of consistent running and no speed work, I laced up my racing flats for the first time in 2015. I had pretty low expectations going into the race and planned to run as “comfortably fast” as possible. (My spinners still do not understand that concept!) Fellow CCR runner Anna passed me at about the 1/2 mile mark and I cruised about 5 strides behind her for awhile. She recently ran a half so I knew she was in better shape than me! I went through the first mile in 6:48, which was a big surprise. I felt comfortable…but not that fast. I caught back up to Anna about a mile later and stayed with her until the final turn for home when she took off and I just let her go for it. We finished 5th & 6th overall and 2nd & 3rd females!
I finished up with Mile 2 (6:53), Mile 3 (6:52) and the final 0.7 miles (4:12) which averages 6:26 pace at the end. Pretty darn good for low expectations. In fact I was only 4 seconds off my best time on the Piggy Trot course from 2013. Thanks Anna for pushing me!
It was fun seeing so many coworkers and awesome Run Club friends out on the course this year! My mom also ran a great race while my dad hung out with the pup.
Side note: I swear G ran a road race this morning based on her afternoon of laziness. What is going on with her?!
Anyway, another great year. One of my favorites. Well-organized, friendly volunteers and a beautiful course!
Up next: Women Running Wild in Osterville on June 20th!