Hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July!!!!!! Today, I participated in a local 5k.... had high hopes to run better than I did. It was a struggle today, and I just couldn't seem to push to get speed! Tough day as far as running goes. I did PR (personal record) the course itself and improved my time from last year..... so, perhaps not a total loss. Last year, I ran this 5k in 28:48. This year, my official time was 27:25.... so, a little better over a minutes time. I talked with the Coach after the race and he stated that the weather conditions really weren't a match for runners. He went into this long explanation about for every degree the weather is above a certain temperature that you add so many seconds to each mile time...... he said that most likely you would need to add 2-3 extra minutes to expected time for weather like today! To quote Coach Todd Smoot as he wrote on the events Facebook page, "Tough conditions today, arguably the highest humidity and temperatures of the 11 years. Effects the time - but not the grit, guts and determination each must demonstrate to get to that finish line"... He made me feel a bit better.... I was pretty discouraged feeling afterwards..... It was odd, I felt pretty good, but no matter what, i could not get any speed!!! It was weird! I don;t know how to explain in words, but I felt like I could go, but my body wouldn't!!! But, it is... what it is... and the only option at this point is to look forward! Quitting is not an option...... and, hopefully, if I hang in there with this brutal South Georgia heat, I will see benefits in the fall/winter! We shall see!
Break down of Run
Mile 1- 8:13
Mile 2- 9:22
Mile 3- 9:07
The 5K started in front of the American legion.......
The below picture was me AFTER The race! I was a bit disappointed at this point...... satisfied that I PR'd the course, but disappointment that I came NO WHERE close to my projected time! But, it is ok.I did manage to make it in the top 20 females.
Couple of my friends and I sported our Team RWB shirts!!!!
The below picture is some more of my running peeps..... running friends are the BEST!!! This was before the race, and we were pretty pumped!
Today, we were lucky to have Erik Revills of Erik Revills photography at the 5k snapping photos! He is so talented!!! He seems to have a gift to capture moments that are truly amazing!!! The following pictures are ones that he captured........
The rest of my day was spent cleaning out closets.... Don't be jealous! LOL! It was something that needed to be done and a task that is not finished....... will be working on that for the next couple of weekends! Trying to de-clutter! How is it that so much crap builds up so quickly? UGH!
Gotta run..... until later! Thanks for the support of this blog!
How did you spend your 4th?
Ever been disappointed in a race that you felt good, but just couldn't seem to push?