Last Thursday afternoon Brian (also known as B-Rabbit) and I drove over to the St. Greg's Church and registered for the 5k race. The race started at 7pm on Friday night and this is just one of many night time races offered around the area. All the races in my hometown are usually Saturday mornings so this was a nice change.
Around 5:30pm Friday we headed over to the race start and got our timing chips. It was super hot and humid out and I remembered why I love morning running! There were a lot of people at this race and I recognized a few people.
Brian and I did a little warm up and just waited for the race to start. I wish I had started closer to the front because once we started running, I had trouble getting around people who were running slower.
The course was pretty flat except for the last 3/4 mile. I started out well, I didn't want to go out too fast like I usually do.
Mile 1: approx 7:00 minutes
We were running through a nice neighborhood, people were outside their houses cheering and spraying us with hoses!
Mile 2: just under 14:00 minutes
So I had maintained a 7 m/m average for 2 miles and I was feeling ok. There was an older woman in front of me and I was focused on just staying with her. I ended up losing her in the final 0.1.
Mile 3 + 0.1: 8:18 minutes
I was dying on this last part. There was a slight uphill for most of this part of the race and I was just trying to get my legs to move faster!
Final chip time = 22:18 (7:12 avg)
Overall it was a great race, the actual results haven't been posted and I am not sure if they will be at all, but I did get to see the posted results right after the race and it turns out that I came in 3rd for my age group (20-24) so I got a little medal!
The food after the race was pretty good, with powerade, bananas. oranges and cool Nature's Valley granola bars! When we got home, Brian and I made mac and cheese because I was really craving it! It was the perfect post race meal!
Brian also ran the race in a time of 25:something (he forgot the actual time) This was his first running race and 5k race and I think he enjoyed it somewhat!!
Sunday dawned hot and humid and I was dripping with sweat just 2 short miles into my 8 mile long run. I made sure to go slow and I felt strong the whole time. I ran a VERY hilly route but I got it done in a decent time. Afterward, I went with my family to see my cousin compete in skeet shooting. She is really good and will probably be going to Junior Olympics in Colorado later in July!
Run details = 8.0 miles in 1:08:26 (8:34 avg pace)
This morning I had a easy 3 miles on the schedule and I went with Brian's mom to the gym. I hoped on the treadmill and just took it really slow. Its been a while since I have run on the treadmill and it was tough getting back into the groove!
Thats all for me! Thanks for reading and have a happy Monday!