My 5k epic fail...& next race.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Last Saturday I "ran" a 5k in Hudson, Wisconsin. It was a unexciting course through their town streets on a hot humid day. I ran the first mile at 10:30min/mile with a friend who I got to do her first race. I figured I could pace it to finish under 29 minutes. Well, I got too hot & paced my last two miles too fast. I sabatoged myself. I have exercised induced asthma & it kicked in bad after 2.25 miles. Sadly I had to take walk breaks. I accepted a new goal of making it in under 30 minutes. I made it in 31:22. I was totally bummed out.
So, now that I have psychologically messed myself up, I am trying to get back to feeling good about a race. I signed up for an "easy" 5k next weekend on a flat course to redeem myself & hopefully get my confidence back.