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?