As I checked the result page my eyes teared up as I saw that I had placed 13th in my age group out of 52! I felt a huge sense of pride swell up inside of me. I am doing this! I am training for races, putting in the time and effort and it is paying off!
4 more weeks of training left. These are going to be 4 very difficult weeks, with lots of increases in mileage...but I am looking forward to seeing even more progress!