Thursday, April 13, 2017

Chicks On A Run Four Miler Recap

This week was my time to run the Gone For A Run Chick On A Run Four Miler. I have been looking at this little medal for weeks and I was super excited to finally get to earn it. Since I'm super confused on what day of the week it was, I actually did this virtual run during my midweek 10 miler!


I grabbed my new PRO Compression socks, and Sparkle Athletic skirt and took to the North Shore trail. I also used this run to break in my MARATHON SHOES!!! Yes, it's really happening!


So, these four miles were the last four miles of my 10 miler. It was a beautiful day and I could not have asked for anything better. I wanted to just run for feel and not for time. Since it is my peak week, it's more about the distance than pace this week.

The first mile flew by. I felt so good! I was getting a lot of attention from my skirt, which I didn't mind. Guys, I'm running a race here!

I decided I would take the foot bridge towards Washington's Landing for the four mile loop. If you have never run up there, I highly recommend it. It's beautiful! Flowers were blooming and there were a ton of people out enjoying the nice day.

When my Garmin went off after two miles I turned around and went back. I'm feeling great! I was thinking of my other friends running the virtual race as well. Earning their medals and supporting a great cause!

The last mile was just awesome. Plus, it was my 10th mile of the day and I ran a sub-9:00 mile. I really am a warm weather runner. When my last song came on my iPod I told myself I would finish before the song did. It was perfect timing and I accomplished my goal!


I loved that I could break up a double digit run with a virtual race! It was such a welcomed distraction and I could just feel the energy of the other runners accomplishing this as well! Below is the course I took, pace per mile and elevation chart. Just in case you are looking for a four mile loop in Pittsburgh!




Disclaimer: As a member of the Gone For A Run Virtual Run Team I was given entry to this virtual race. All opinions are my own.

2 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed with that medal! and great job on your run!!! you definitely earned it!

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    1. It's it adorable!? All of their virtual medals are great!

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