But still a fabulous weekend! 🙂 I didn’t go into the race with as much passion and fire as I had intended and I used all my energy up in the first two miles and was pooped by the last mile – check out my ridiculous splits if you don’t believe me:
Mile 1: 7:58
Mile 2: 7:56
At this point, I think to myself, “I’ve got this!!”
Mile 3.1: 9:10
Yikes. Dropped the ball on that last mile. What can I say, I gave up mentally and physically and it didn’t help that I was not trained on hills. All my speed work has been on flat surfaces (where’s your head at, Meghan?!). Ah well, still did well (25:59) and am still happy about that time. It’s much faster than I was 5 months ago and I’ll just have to work harder the next time I shoot for such an ambitious goal. I do want to say that I took some of y’alls advice from Friday, especially yours, Caitlin. I tried not to look at my Garmin except for when each mile passed, and I think that helped me a lot! Thanks to everyone, though, for their encouragement! This is why I LOVE blogging!!! Now let’s all be best friends forever and ever! K, thanks. 🙂
It wasn’t even my fastest 5K I’ve ever done (24:55), but alas, just means I’ll have to sign up for another 5K. Hmmm….
The boyfriend and I had fun at this race and thought it was really well set up. The energy was great and it supported a local elementary school. I started really close up front to help me with my pace and I have NEVER started that close, ever.
You can barely tell where the start was, but I’m not far behind it. What was behind me, though, were a ton of people!
It was fabulous and thankfully, not too hot. I raced with my pal below and tried my hardest to keep up with him! He’s speedy and beat me by a solid 20-30 seconds and set a PR. One year ago at this race, he raced in 33 minutes. This year, he took 8 FULL minutes off. Amazing what hard work and dedication to a sport will do.
I look exhausted, because, well, I was. I thought I was going to be sick after this race, which I know means I kicked butt.
The rest of my weekend was spent relaxing and enjoying the nasty storms that came through Atlanta. I meant to make a recipe that Leslee at Her Happy Balance and I have been drooling over (hint – it involves copious amounts of cookie butter) but I find that when the weather is gross, I’m lazy. I at least got a few rounds of fetch in with The Senator (who is currently under the knife at a doggy hospital for a somewhat routine procedure – but still, send good thoughts please!).
That stick is bigger than him, for the record. He’s in love.
How was your weekend?
When it storms, what’s your favorite thing to do?
What’s your best racing moment?