|Post race picture with my sister and my first ever post race beer!|
The second mile started to hurt a little but I was still passing people and doing all right my breathing wasn't as under control as I wanted it to be, but I was doing all right
Mile 2 6:55
The third mile I was struggling. It just hurt, I was starting to feel the lack of speed training and I was doing all i could to really hang in there. My legs were tired, my breathing was struggling and I wanted to be done!
Mile 3 7:12
I pushed it the last little bit and finished stronger
.13 6:32 pace
They only did awards for the top three in each age group and the age groups were 30-39. I finished 4th. I am happy with my time considering the lack of speed work. What it has done is rekindled my interest in doing some speed training! YAY! I just haven't felt like doing it lately, but doing this race reminds me how much I love it and I want to be FASTER!
The Street Mile Recap
I refueled after the 5k with an Island Necter Roctane and two cups of water, used the porta potty twice and visited with some friends until it was time to line up for the race
I was really nervous. The girl who had finished right behind me in the 5k was doing the street mile too so it was fun to have someone to visit with while we waited. I debated taking off my long sleeve shirt and running in my tank. I didn't, I later regretted that when i got hot.
The first half mile I felt like I was floating, it felt great, I was loving it. I passed a lot of girls and kids that started out too fast. I didn't really have a goal time in mind but wanted to run it faster than 6:30. From about the half mile to .8 miles I was hurting and struggling to stay under a 7 min/mile pace. Right at the end a girl went sprinting past me and I struggled to keep up, friends on the sideline started yelling at me to run faster, she was going to catch me. I didn't know who she was, but that was enough for me to kick it into a higher gear and finish strong.
My garmin said 6:35. Just under my B goal. Bummer. Then I was kind of mad that if I had all that energy to kick it in at the end why hadn't I pushed harder sooner. (Never mind that I was dry heaving as soon as I did get across the finish line.)
I just know I can do a mile faster because I have before during other races, but I'll take it!
My sister told me I was the second girl in, only the girl who had sprinted past me at the end beat me. Cool!
So we waited for awards and when they got to top overall females for the mile the third place girl was the sprinter, the second place girl was Niki, who was right behind me and I thought what the heck? Then it clicked and I looked at my also confused sister and said "CHIP TIMING" it was right there I realized I won!
I was 11th out of 281 total finishers. I think their chip timing was a little off since they had my time at 7:01 and I started my Garmin right after the gun went off and stopped it right across the finish line. Other people were thinking it was off too.
Woohoo! I was so excited! I won a gift basket of some yummy foods. A pair of Redstar sunglasses.
|Gift basket of goodies, lined with a t-shirt|
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, I know I did!