As I mentioned last week, the S.O. and I randomly registered for a 5K on Father’s Day, aptly named The Great Father’s Day 5K. It wasn’t until after I registered that I noticed I the race started at 9 AM. Oh bugger. It was going to be sweltering.
|Pre-Race. Butt photo bomb!|
Here’s a quick Good, Bad, and Ugly of how it all went down.
Uhm. Well. I ran a 5K? I suppose you could say considering the conditions I did ok and I didn’t walk. I know this sounds ridiculous because walking in a 5K is frowned upon in some circles, but I kid you not, I wanted to walk so badly. Did I mention it was hot?
The race itself was well organized and ran smoothly. They had delicious frozen lemonade afterward and that was a real treat.
I ran some marvelous positive splits. I tried to start conservatively, which is almost impossible for me in a 5K. I saw my splits go 7:37, 8:05 and then a sad 8:09. I was shooting for a sub 24 but then the heat and humidity got the best of me and I went 24 and blah blah blah. Heh.
|I’m in the white. Trying not to melt.|
See above in the good where I wanted to walk. I got passed by my friend Mike and I think I sort of moaned, “I can’t….” I’m so dramatic.
Overall, I had a fun day and even though that was probably one of the toughest 5K’s I’ve ever run, I can see that my strength and speed are coming back. I know that doesn’t seem the case since I ran slower than my last 5K but I think when I factor in the heat, I was off my target goal the right amount. I’ll be ready to go after some real PR’s come fall.
|Post race and all kinds of sweaty.|
How was your weekend? Any races?
Eeewww heat… well you're definitely back BoB! All those track nights are paying off 😉 imagine 45F again!
I'd be ECSTATIC with your pace on a cold day in a 5K right now. Nice job!
Nice job Beth. At least you got the experience of the 5k, and you didn't walk! And like you said, you're getting your speed back!
9am at a race in June? WTF.
Gotta love a race when you are covered in sweat before you even make it to the start line.
why on earth would anyone start a 5k at 9am at this time of year?!?
One of the TOUGHEST 5K's I've ever run. I also had some absolutely wonderful positive splits and felt like I was being chased by a red guy with a pitchfork.
But, we all finished and survived to fight another day.
Nice seeing you again. Happy Running!
Mmmm frozen lemonade sounds yummy!!! Yeah I don't do well in the heat at all, that's a great finish time heat or no heat! Also your before and after pics you look just as good in both so I'm glad you didn't melt 🙂
That's still a solid 5k especially in the heat! Nice work!
I did a Father's Day 5k as well, a race that benefits ALS research, it was a great day for it!
The last time I was running after 9:00 AM, I was halfway through a marathon!
I turn into the biggest wimp ever in the heat…9 am start time is just way too late in the summer!
Way to go lady! You did really good even though you were in hades!