The first weekend of December was a race weekend. Saturday several of the RunBuds participated in the Durham Jingle Bell LEAP 5k. I paired up with Tracy who early in the race said she’d like to finish in under 30 minutes. I knew we could do that. We got a little bit faster each mile and finished in just over 29 minutes. It was a PR for her which I didn’t find out about until a few days later and it was an excellent run. Rochelle placed in her age group and got a cookie award!
The next day a group of us drove out to Greenville for an afternoon race. Tracy had a time goal of 1:42 so we were running 10 minute miles. I stayed with her until the end of the 7th mile when I decided to make a pit stop. She made her time goal and placed in her age group and I finished in 1:44:57. Surprisingly, I beat my 10k PR time in the first 10k of the race in 1:02:15. I’d love to get a 10k in under an hour.