We got to Pemberton Place nice and "dark and early" but we had plenty of time to get parked, eat breakfast, and head out to the race area.
Since I ran this race last year, I knew what to except on the race course. I really took advantage of the first half of the course and ran a pretty strong first mile and a half. I tried my darnest to keep that pace through the hill of Luckie Street, but today just wasn't the day. I was super proud of myself though because I didn't loose the mental battle. Instead of focusing on my pace slowing down, I focused on what was right in front of me and kept pushing. I ended up finishing just shy of 3 minutes faster than last year, so I definetly have a lot to be proud of.
September 10th - Rise Up & Run 5K
September 24th - Wingfoot XC Classic (FREE for Atlanta Track Club members)
October 23rd - PNC Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K
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