|I did my warm up on the path behind me|
Miles five and six felt great. My first two 5K loops put me right on track and I started getting excited that I would able to match my PR (1:29:54). When I got to mile marker seven the shade was gone, it was feeling very warm, and I was really thirsty, so I stopped at the water table so I could actually swallow a gulp of Gatorade and water. Up to this point I had just been wetting my mouth. I took off from the break sort of slow and relaxed because I didn't want to cramp. Close to mile eight I tried to pick it up and my body wouldn't cooperate...the sun was out full force and there wasn't a shady spot in sight and I started questioning my ability. I knew even if I went slow I would have an okay time so I just succumbed to my slower trot. When I saw mile marker nine I picked it up and ran about an 8:40 pace but it wasn't enough.
Why didn't I pick it up sooner?! Why did I stop and drink? Why didn't I interval short spurts mile 8 so it would have been a few seconds faster? Why didn't one little cloud float by sometime during that mile? How did I go from feeling great to blah so fast?
I hate when I blow something that close to the end...
I felt good about finishing strong but overall I am a bit disappointed with my dip after mile seven. My official time 1:30:35
I didn't hit start right away...genius lol
I went to this event alone so I don't have many pictures to share
|My sweaty selfie when I finished just so I would have a picture from today|
10K pictures were in my mail today
|Scraggly and wet...at the finish line|
I have a month until my next event...a Glow Run 5K at Richmond International Race Track. I am really excited about this because it's all about fun!
Have you ever done a glow run? How many race weekends in a row have you done? Ever get to the end of a run and just want to kick yourself?
I am currently reading a book about Racing Dawn..the mom who ran 12 marathons in 12 months Racing Dawn (blog spot)
12 Marathons in 12 Months it's making me want to run at least one marathon!