Yesterday I ran a fun race. Fun because it is close to where I live, I LOVE seeing the participants dress up, and I get to see and run with my favorite running buddies.
It was weird that no one sang/played the National Anthem. Maybe because it was only a 5K? Mental note: Pay more attention to it at the smaller races.I was tired that morning. I went out to dinner the day before and got home around midnight. I woke up at 6am (but did not want to get up) to get ready. I had some stomach trouble and made sure I was OK before leaving for the race. I arrived a little before 7 and waited in my car till about 7:30 to meet up with my friends.
The race started and I took off. I was not aiming for a PR but just to have fun. I was cold at the beginning but then quickly warmed up. As usual, I started off too fast.
Mile 1-8:06 – I was shocked when I saw this!!!
Mile 2-10:27 – Stopped to get some water and catch my breath.
Mile 3-10:19 – Walked a little bit.
Garmin official time for 3.25 is 31:10. That’s a 9:35 pace! 🙂