Sunday, May 31, 2009

Pond Cove 5K

The race that almost wasn't. I had pretty much decided to bail on Friday as I had only run one time in the last month and before that only one other time in the last 5 years. So much for training.

Yet how can I say no to a wide eyed snuggily cute 4 year old who tells me at 7:15am, "Mommy you should do it". Well of course I should. Of course I would. Somehow. Not sure how.

So I ate a banana, drank a large glass of water, kissed the hub and headed out. Car didn't start. Was this a bad omen?
After summoning said hub. it magically started. Okay game back on.

Once there I wasn't a wisp nervous. Why should I be right?
Saw lots of swimming friends Michelle, Carrie, Jen, Claire, Stacey and Katie among them.

Really not much to report on the race. It was sunny no clouds and just a beautiful day. Why not run a 5K? And I am happy to say I did, without even walking once. 11-minute first mile and heck if I know what the other splits were. This was such a small race there were no other pace clocks. I tried to keep the same pace through mile 2 and part of mile 3 but saved a burst of speed for the end (there was a mini heartbreak hill there). It felt good to sprint up the hill and the last .1 or .2 to the finish line.

Now I know I am 5K ready for my triathlon in July!

Final time: 33:51 (don't laugh)


Ange said...

I'm so proud of you!!!! Great job! And I can just picture Dara's eyes... :)

IronMatron said...

I'm proud of you too. Yeah!

Alejandro said...

Way to go! I'm proud of you. It's great that you're willing to try new events. I'm trying to get Bethany to swim for the CELT. Still need a runner... When are you guys going to be in OOB?

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