2-12-2012, 10:00 AM, 12 F
5K – 19:47 New 30+ PR!
9th overall, 4th in my Age Group
Mile 1 – 6:16 Avg HR 175
I got off to a screaming start. An elite group of 8
quickly distanced them self and me on one other dude were in no man’s land for
the entire race. We were the only 2 finishers in the 19’s. Of that group of 8
the slowest was 18:50 I think. The weather was freaking cold (12 F) I spent
most of this mile freezing.
Mile 2 – 6:28 Avg HR 185
Running out of gas already, quads back and butt muscles
were tired. I held my pace and ran with the same dude this whole mile. It was
good that he was here to help push me or I would have dropped off more than I
did. I finally got warmed up in this mile. I was wearing a long sleeve tee,
shorts and a ski hat.
Mile 3 – 6:25 Avg HR 188
I felt a little stronger this mile but my back and butt
were still really hurting. My coach in HS always said this was good thing one
of my favorite quotes of his -“you butt is sore because you ran your ass off”.
Towards the end of this mile my race buddy got a little distance on me and I
could bring him back.
Last 0.1 – 0:38 Avg HR 190
The last 0.1 a switch flipped in my head and started my
kick. I was making ground on my race buddy but I ran out of road before I could
catch him. He end up in my age group and took home a nice 3rd place metal. If I
could have run 10 seconds faster I could have had that metal. As you can tell
my age group was pretty tough, I think I was the top 10 finisher to not bring
any hardware home.
I ran a new non teenager PR by 0:09 and I was happy about
that but I was too happy about the race. My performance didn’t match my effort.
I was planning on running in the low 19 area. I think my head just want in it
today and I wasn’t able to push that little bit more that I could have. Next
race in 3-11-2012 (St Patty’s 7K) and I will be using this as race a fuel. I
ran home after the race to have some time to myself, 6 miles.