A little late on this one…
Over the weekend, I did my first 5K since the “foot incident”. I was pretty excited to get to race again, but this really wasn’t my ideal race. The course was pretty boring, going down a country road and back, the temperature was insanely warm for mid-November, and there was a crazy headwind the whole way back to the finish. Not a PR by any means, but I’ll take it. It was fun to get out there and even more fun to start picking people off on the way back in.
I would post a picture of me with my sweet 1st in AG award, but Chris wanted to go fishing instead of going to the race, so I didn’t have a photographer. Geez. ::eye roll::
In all seriousness, this had to be about the most boring race ever to watch. There was nothing on the course. We passed a big barn, I remember that. Most of it was a painful 5K blur though.
I seem to be drawn to run 5Ks thinking: “It will just be a quick three miles, no biggie.”
That is never true. Each time I run a 5K, I find myself a mile deep in the race bargaining with myself for mercy.
If you still feel this crummy after Mile 2, then you can walk.
Oh, come on, you made it to Mile 2, just finish the race out.
I’m never racing again. Racing sucks the fun out of running.
Just keep going. If you stop here you will totally regret it when you catch your breath in like three minutes.
Ok, how about just walking up that monster hill at the end.
Seriously, you big baby, just get over it and run up the hill.
Never racing again.
Did you say that I was the 4th woman? I won my age group?
I love racing! When is the next local race?
Next up may be a local 8K next month. I haven’t ever participated in an 8K before, so at the very least it will be easy on my ego. Maybe December will even offer some decently cool temperatures!
- Sunday: 7 hilly miles @ 9:00 (9:07, 8:42, 9:26, 8:54, 8:59, 8:57, 8:56)
When I was looking at the average pace for this run, I commented to Chris how it seemed kind of ‘meh’ to me because it was a 9-minute average, but if it had been an 8:59 average, I would have thought I had done pretty well. In reality we probably could have run it seven seconds quicker if we had known, so it doesn’t really mean anything, but sometimes those few seconds mean a lot, huh?
- Monday: 4 miles @ 9:15
- Tuesday: rest <– Long travel day
- Wednesday: 42 minute trainer ride, moderate effort
- Thursday: rest
Have not been this sick since a particularly traumatic day in Cusco about a year ago. PSA: Remember kids, if you are not supposed to drink the water, do not drink frozen Pisco Sours either. That one was a no brainer before the Sangria, afterwards, not so much.
- Friday: 2.12 miles
At the last minute, I decided that I was going to run a 5K on Saturday. I would typically rest the day before a race, but I hadn’t run since Monday, I thought I should get in a few easy miles.
- Saturday: 4.08 miles
This was a short warm-up + my 5K. The on-site registration line was super long. That kind of threw off my timing. 5K: 25:23, 8:11 pace, 1st AG/4th Female <– Love small races.
Total Weekly Miles: 17.2
Total November Miles: 30.2
Total Yearly Miles: 988.93
Miles on Current Shoes: 183.79