This morning, my alarm went off at 5:45. It was time to get ready for yet another 5k race!
My friend Farrah was at a motorcycle driving class, so I ran by myself again today. In many ways, I prefer that but sometimes it is nice to have a friend there to push you! I missed her today.
This was a smaller race so I was able to walk up to the start line just a few minutes before the gun went off. The weather was warm but not too hot.
When I started, I remembered my run on the treadmill two days ago and I knew that I could go faster than I thought I could. So I started out at a moderate (for me) pace.
I ran the first mile in 9:30, the second in 9:25. I was right on track to beat my PR of 29:28.
But somewhere toward the end, I must have slowed down because once I saw the finish line for the first time, it was 28-something and I thought I was golden. I picked up the pace and sprinted to the finish but somehow I missed the PR by seconds!
- Distance: 3.1 miles
- Time: 29:39 (11 seconds, ahhh!)
- Avg. Pace: 9:34/mile
While I was a bit disappointed for getting that close to beating my time and just barely missing it, I still had a great time and felt really proud of myself for finishing another race feeling great!
My next race is June 12 (two weeks) and it’s a 5-miler at Iroquois Park. Time to start working on my mileage!