Friday, November 27, 2009
The Human Race 5k
Will and I were lucky enough that our training schedule actually called for a short, tempo pace run this morning. A great excuse to get out and run a 5k! (It's funny how a 5k seems short to me now. Sure didn't feel that way 3-4 yrs ago.)
The weather was frigid but I knew I'd be okay once we started running. I never heard the gun shot to start the race so I just moved with the crowd to the starting line and then continued to weave in and out of traffic for a good mile and a half. (So many people!) My goals were to PR and get under 25 minutes. I did PR with a finish time of 25:27 (!) but I sadly didn't beat 25 minutes. My previous record was 25:47 so I can't be disappointed. In fact, I feel confident that I would've beat 25 minutes had I not spent so much time weaving through people the first mile. Just take a look at my splits from the Garmin-
Mile 1- 8:56
Mile 2- 7:52
Mile 3- 7:43
Mile 1 really held me back! No worries, though. I feel certain I'll get it next time.
Anyway, only 3 runs for me this week. I did 6 miles on Tuesday, 3 miles today and I have 8 miles on Saturday. Easy week of training before another long week next week. I'm actually loving the break. Those long runs are killer!
That's all for today. Happy Thanksgiving!