Tuesday, October 20, 2009
This Sunday I ran in a local 5K. It was a part of the Kyle Fair. Lots of friends from church also ran in it. I wanted to place in my age group, but I knew that meant I couldn't do any walking, and my running hasn't come without a little walking lately unless I am on the treadmill. My problem is I have not logged enough miles since the birth of Little Britches to be able to feel my pace yet. I start out way too fast. I used to not do this. So I started out at what I felt like was a good pace. There were no mile markers, so I couldn't really judge. I held that pace all the way to the turn around at the cattle gate. (I did mention this was a local race, right?) On the way back though I started to give way mentally and started to fatigue a little physicially. There were some rolling hills on the way back that tempted me to walk, no taunted me to walk and I gave in. I did finish the race in 29:30, which is about a 9:30 pace. This is the pace I would like to do the 1/2 marathon in November. I must log some more miles before I can reach this goal, but I am on my way. Here are the results in case you want to size up the competition for next year. See you out there!