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.