Saturday, December 27, 2008

Kwanza 5K Run

Getting faster? Getting slower? Running the same...but I got a medal. Oh boy!! I don't get too many prizes for placing in events. I won 2nd place today in my age group and overall. I didn't run my best 5K time, nor my worst. I wasn't even sure I was going to do the race until this morning.
The race was bitter cold. It was posted at about 14 degrees. I received a new Pearle Izumi top for Christmas from my parents. It kept me warm. I ran 2 miles before the race and 1.5 miles after the race. I ran a total of 6.79 miles.

My overall time was 19:08. That is a 6:09/mile pace. My first mile was the fastest at 5:41. I slowed the pace down because this was not a goal for me to PR. I was in 2nd place by a good distance so I knew I wasn't going to kill myself to the finish.
10.25 miles left to run for the year. There are only 4 days left and I know I will do it!!!

1 comment:

Andy said...

Look at you!

Another Usain Bolt here... I think I am just going to slow down and cruise to a second place finish! Congrats! Well, I don't know what your total run goal was for this year, but I am glad you are going to be able to finish it this year.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!