Halloween 4 Mile


Yesterday was Ellie’s first race, the DSE Great Highway 4 Mile (which ended up actually being 3.95 miles – hello autmatic PR!)

It was a beautiful morning to run! Mike pushed Ellie in the stroller and Courtney met up with us at the start (she’d already run 4 miles and was planning on a few more after the race.)

We all started together at the very back because we didn’t want the stroller to get in the way. Our first mile was nice and easy, just chatting and keeping the pace relaxed. We knew Alyssa was on her way, making this race part of her planned 20 miles for the day.

After the first mile, I was feeling really good so I decided to push the pace a little bit. Mike took off too, because there was one other stroller in the race and we didn’t want Ellie to get second place in her division.

Alyssa appeared right around the 2 mile mark and she was cruising at a pretty fast pace. Between trying to keep up with Mike and having Alyssa right next to me as a pacer, I was pretty surprised to see my splits MUCH faster than I was expecting!

I honestly had no idea I was capable of sub-8s right now!Ā  I’m extra happy about it because I haven’t done any speedwork at all yet.

Ellie’s first race was definitely a success…even though she slept through the whole thing!


7 Responses to “Halloween 4 Mile”

  1. 1 Alyssa October 31, 2011 at 9:37 am

    You WERE cruising!! Loved getting to run with you for a few blocks. šŸ˜› Great run, miss sub-8s!! šŸ™‚

  2. 2 Jen October 31, 2011 at 9:57 am

    congratulations cate! it sounds like you had a great race and awesome pace! love that the whole family competed! šŸ™‚

  3. 3 Audrey October 31, 2011 at 10:10 am

    GAH, Ellis is so cute!!!

    Well, it looks like you found your speed again – that is AMAZINGLY fast!!! Congrats, keep up the awesome work šŸ™‚

    (And I love that you didn’t want Ellie to place 2nd in her division)

  4. 4 Krysten November 1, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Sheesh, she just keeps getting cuter and cuter! Congrats on FANTASTIC splits…and it’s just gonna keep getting better!!

  5. 5 Joanne November 1, 2011 at 4:13 am

    I’m fairly certain you are never going to cease to amaze me! You rock! (And so does Ellie…the cutie!)

  6. 6 Kate November 1, 2011 at 5:18 am

    You’re silly – this is Ellie’s second race! Don’t you remember the pretty pink ribbon she won over the summer?

  7. 7 Page November 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Those paces AND a baby jogger?! Ellie must have been loving it! CONGRATS!

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