Coast Guard 5k – 7 AUG

Yeah, I know its way over due. Things have just been crazy around here that I haven’t found time just to be.

CG 5k was a nice course and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I ran the race at a moderate to high pace. I’m still  lack the confidence in going all out, because of  my knee. I torn my medial meniscus on my day off from running while moving into my new home — Go figure! Anywhos… for an August race the temperatures were moderate. What does moderate mean about 80 degrees at 730AM and about 75% humidity. Real fun, running weather.

Well, I surprised myself with pushing my pace down to 8:16 minute miles. Normally, I am around 7:46 minute miles. I am not a big 5k racer. By the time the race finishes I am just gearing up for another 10 or more miles.  Well, here are the results — for not being a 5k racer, I landed myself to be the 13 female across the line, 1st in my age group (the closest runner in my age group was 3 yrs younger than me!) and if I was active duty I would have placed as the 2nd female across the line.

I probably could have done better, but I lost some steam coming into the last hill. I will run the race again next year as another kick-off to my racing schedule.

Because of this race, I am making adjustments in my running plans which means spending a few more days a week on the treadmill to work some hills. The only hills I have around me are overpasses and I am not sure they qualify as a hill.

Happy Trails!

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Author: MamaTrek

I'm a runner, hiker, mother, wife and owner of two wonderful German Shepherds. I have been hiking with my daughter since she was 6 months old. She has summited 25 mountains over 4,000ft, including Mt. Washington in NH. I've have ran over a dozen half marathons and numerous shorter distance. I have taken my little one on many long distance training runs. Some where between all that I graduated with a BSBA in Marketing, Management and Information Technology.

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