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SACTOWN 10 MILE | NAVEL GAZING

As I flew to Sacramento I wrote a blog about why I was racing SacTown 10 mile and what I hoped to accomplish. Then I decided I'd read it to myself anytime I wanted to navel gaze so hard my head would get sucked into my own stomach.


I love running, I love racing. SacTown looked like an awesome event and had prize money through 5th place. I felt like top 5 was attainable, and SRA puts on fabulous events. It was a great goal to keep me afloat during this depressing WA winter. The carrot of sunshine dangling in front of me.

The training block didn't have high highs, or low lows. Okay, there was one low low. See: 10 x mile where I think I actually had to yell at myself outloud on the Ruston bike path. I put in the work, sometimes missing paces, but for the most part I was on script.


As per usual (because of my unreasonably high anxiety over nearly everything?) by the time I boarded the plane I was questioning why I thought I was so special that I should leave my family to race 10…

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