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Reflections on first 5K

Saturday, May 01, 2010

First of all, no race should take place in May at 11 am!! The heat and humidity were BRUTAL!

Other than that, I am pleased that we made it through our first race and can't wait for another (preferably in less oppressive heat). My friend and I stayed together the whole time and took a couple of walk breaks. I was able to talk comfortably throughout, but my heart rate was still much higher than when I typically train. Avg was 165 (93% of max!), when usually this is on the high end - high was 182 (102% of max)!!

Icing my knees right now and wearing my hard-earned t-shirt! Thanks for your support, everybody!!

Oh yeah, our time was 33:35. Overall results are not posted yet, but I was 3rd in my age group. I have a sinking feeling that there were only three IN my age group! I'll let you know when I find that out for sure. ;)

UPDATE: Overall results were posted and yes, I was third in my age group because there were only three! My friend placed 5th in her group out of 7. We were 50th and 51st in a field of 69. We did meet our goal of not being last!! :)
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    Great job! Cathy
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    Sure hope I can do that some day!!!!
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