Me pre race :-)
I did a slight outfit change because it was STILL raining so I figured I should wear a hat....
I was able to get a short warm up completed before 10 am, however due to a massive house fire a block away, the race was delayed so that people could move their vehicles. After standing around for an additional 10 minutes, I was freezing to death!
I was a little unsure of my pacing, but a bunch of SUPER FAST women showed up so I figured if I could hang with them I was golden. I stuck to them like glue until the turn around and even ended up passing one of them whom I have never, ever beat in a race before. I was feeling AWESOME....until mile 2.5. At that point I was DONE. My legs felt like freaking bricks! I didn't even want to look at my Garmin. I could see the finish line...but it seemed sooooooo faaaaaar awwwwwaaaaaaayyyyy. I knew I wouldn't pass the lady in front of me so I just held it together so I didn't get passed. I crossed the finish line in what seemed like 10 minutes and thought I was going to collapse. I couldn't even pull my # off. I was a blubbering little mess! LOL. My hubby surprised me at the finish and even brought me Gatorade. He gets double brownie points for that.
My hubby got this finishing shot of me...at least I had a cute outfit, right?
That Garmin Stats:
Yep, I died!!!!! I don't even really care either. This race is not my BIG picture race AND it was my tempo workout from Friday. My tempo called for 3 miles at 6:34 so this was perfect. I must add that this was a 2:07 5K PR for me!!!!!!
This was my wonderful partner & friend Angie. She is a crazy fast marathoner and doesn't like 5Ks either. Even though we both had great times (Angie was 22:xx) we didn't place because they only award the top co-ed teams. Boo!
The race verdict?
I got my PR finishing in a time of 20:21 (Official)
I don't like 5Ks....they hurt. What in the heck was I thinking???!!!
I beat someone who I never have beat before
I was the 5th or 6th female OA....still need to see the results online.
I got schooled by a guy pushing a double stroller, FML.
I think I will stick to 1/2 and full marathons
Questions for you:
Do you ever start a race and think what in the heck am I doing???!!!!