Sunday, March 10, 2013
So as those of you who regularly read my blog know I ran my first 5k race since getting back to running. I had a great time goal and playlist to help me reach my time goal but the weather was against me. I think I would have reached my time goal if it hadn't been for the storm on Thursday and Friday and the crazy wind that was still around from the storm. At the start of the race I lost what was probably a full 2 minutes due to the road being flooded and everybody trying to go through a very small space to get around the flood. Then for about half of the race the wind was so strong that I felt as if I was running against a wall and therefore was running slower than normal. Because of these two less than ideal racing conditions I came in at 37:40 which is slower than even some of my training runs.
Even with the fact that I was disappointed in my time I had a great time! The race offered as much pizza and beer as you wanted post-race and my dad and my sister walked the race and joined me for the post-race activities! We each had 2 beers and a couple slices of pizza and enjoyed relaxing after the race!
Hopefully at my next race (a 10k at the end of April) the weather will be better and I will really be able to race it.