I do not like running 5K’s.
Yesterday I ran the Judicata race in Clovis, CA. The weather was perfect considering a huge storm came through over night. It was sunny during the whole race. 🙂
I met up with my new racing buddy, Natalie & her mom.
I started out at about a 6:18 pace. Way too fast for me, and never got into my groove. It takes me about 4 miles to get into it. Anyway I pushed as hard as I could. I felt like yacking the whole race but the last .50 mile was the worst. I always kick it as hard as I can at the end, but there was just no way this time.
Then I looked up at the time board and it said 24:08 on it. I immediately thought to myself, that’s why I feel like crap!
I crossed the finish line at 24:17, a new P.R! And told Mike I think I’m hanging up my 5K shoes. He laughed and told me I’d change my mind later.
2nd out of 22 in my age group, 25 out of 119 women & 70 out 275 overall. *(From what I remember, they took the results down for some reason.)
We ran through tunnels 4 times so my Garmin lost it’s signal so it’s off by .10 of a mile, but here are my splits:
*My official APPM is 7:50
I met up with Natalie (which rocked it & took 1st place in her age group!) and grabbed a couple bottles of water and after talking it over decided I most likely didn’t place so we took off.
I took 2nd place in my age group! Yay for more race bling!
One of my goals this year is to run a sub 24:00 5K…we’ll see if I suck it up & give it another shot since I’m so close.