5 Mile/10 Mile Run
I volunteered for the Rudolph's Revenge race in December, so I was offered a free race. I chose to run the Frosty's Frozen 5 Mile run. I didn't want to run the 10 mile because it was too long and I had the Chilly Cheeks Duathlon #2 the day before.
I got to Chatfield State Park with about 30 minutes to spare. No time to waste!! I checked in, went to the restroom...one last time... and put my stuff in the car. It was time to race.
When we started, it felt really easy to run fast. I tried my hardest this time to control myself. I did just that. My first mile wasn't all out. About mile 2.5 was the turn off point. I grabbed my water and went left. Everyone I was running with went straight. That's pretty odd. The running terrain wasn't the best. The first half was great. No snow. The second half was some snow the whole way.
I noticed there were about 3 people in striking distance. Long story short...I caught one. The other two were about 30 seconds away. I just couldn't catch them. I slowed a little at the finish because there was a good amount of snow and I didn't want to trip in front of all those people.
I finished 5th place overall and 1st in my age division! I reached my goal. I finished 1st in something. My "Beer pint trophy" is pretty cool.
Total time: 33:04
Avg Pace: 6:35/mile
Distance: 5 miles
Calories Burned: 593
Mile 1: 6:12, Mile 2: 6:34, Mile 3: 6:48, Mile 4: 6:47, Mile 5: 6:34