I started out kinda fast, like about a 7:45 minute mile pace. I knew I couldn't hold it so I quickly slowed down to an 8:15 pace. I hoped to hold that pace so I went with it. Soon I was passing people I wanted to pass and doing well for me.
At the 2nd turn around I was still feeling good, but not great, a little nauseous. I wasn't sure why for my nutrition was right on. About 3/4ths of a mile before the end Tyler Sullivan came back to find me and run with me for a strong finish. If only I had felt better. I was feeling sicker by the moment and I was dressed in next to nothing so it wasn't because of being overdressed. I only had shorts and a sports tank on.
Tyler was yelling, RELAX, PUMP YOUR ARMS, DROP YOUR SHOULDERS and much more. I was trying to do all he said. I couldn't go faster than I was, not a second faster. I couldn't even talk back to him to tell him SHUT UP like I so badly wanted to.
The course ended up being a 10th too long and that ended up being bad for me. My time was 27:05 which was a major PR for this course by 1 minute 10 seconds over my best time for this course. My PR for a 5K is 26:51 so I know had this course not been long that I would have hit a new personal record today. Bummed out. Oh well with the great training I'm doing, as long as I stay healthy I can break it this year. Link for results is HERE! My stats are below as well as a bunch of pictures.
I placed 122 of 320 overall
35 of 169 out of Women
5 of 20 in my age group.
|Me, Amy, Lorna, Juli and Susan|
|Our race bibs|
|My running coach Tyler Sullivan who placed 5th overall and 1st in his age group of 25-29.|
|Another before picture. Left to Right: Me, Susan, Lorna, Juli and Amy.|
|My individual results|
|Juli, Lorna and Susan being silly.|
|Tyler with another friend.|
|Amy, Me, Tyler and Russell from my Cocky Roosters Racing team.|
|Me taping up Russell's knee so he could run FAST!|
|A picture taken during the race of me running.|
|After the race Amy and I went to a restaurant to get pie. It was delightful!|