Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm a winner! :)

Race: Military City 5K
Distance: 5K (3.1069 mi)
Goal Time: 26 minutes (8:22 min/mi)
Actual Time: 00:25:56 (8:20 min/mi)
1st finisher in my bracket out of 4
5/21 women racing
20/45 racers total

Mile 0: I'm here early, I should stretch and go for some warm up laps. I have no pace setter and the people I normally run with are not here today. What am I going to do? I talked to another girl in our club, and she said to ask around and find a pace setter. Good idea. I met a new friend, who I actually paced just barely behind for the entire run.

Mile 1: 7:44, Um...I think I started way to fast. This is not normal for me. I usually start WAY to slow.

Mile 2: 16:06, I slowed down a little, this is good, as I was too fast; I'm still happy with the time. And, whoa, this race is almost over. 5K's are so short, they are over before you get started.

Last little bit: Holy cow, I'm just about finished. I just started, though. As I was running up the last portion, I knew I was going to just barely beat my goal time! Wahoo! :) As cool as it was to win a first place trophy, my favourite part, was beating my goal time. Even if it was by a couple seconds!



This is my trophy! :) Yay! It says "Military City 5K" at the bottom.

1 comment:

Amy said...

That is quite the trophy, congrats!! Yay for beating your goal time, that's fabulous!