Notes for Cliff 5K Race Recap!
It was an awesome day for a 5K. ...
Posted Jun 19 2010 6:48pm
It was an awesome day for a 5K. I got to sleep in this morning, because the race didn’t start until 9:30 am. So the boyfriend and I got up, ate some oatmeal, and left for the race by 8:30 am.
Once we were there, we could tell the race was going to be really laid back. Everyone seemed to know each other, and they were all wearing these purple shirts. I was so worried that we were the only ones running the 5K that didn’t know the individual that the 5K was in memory of! I later found out that the purple shirts were the race shirts, and everyone just wanted to wear them during the race.
While we were warming up, the boyfriend asked me what pace I was aiming for during the race. I told him that I thought that I’d end up running a 9:30 pace. He seemed confident that he could keep up with me. He even said that he would smoke me!
He was so wrong. I ended up leaving him after half a mile. I was just feeling good, and I was going to run this race as fast as I could. I totally smoked him :) And I totally exceeded my initial expectations!
However, I think the course was a little short. As I was approaching the finish line, my garmin said I had only run about 3.01 miles. Either way, my time on the clock when I crossed the finish line said 27:01!
Total distance: 3.05 mile
Total time: 27:40 (forgot to turn my garmin off right away)
Mile 1: 8:59 min/mi
Mile 2: 9:03
Mile 3: 8:48
.05 of mile: 15:21
Now, I haven’t done a mile time test since probably high school, but I think my third mile was the fastest mile I’ve ran in my life! It is certainly the fastest mile I’ve logged since I started keeping track of my workouts. I never thought I’d be able to run a mile faster than 9 minutes!! And to think, I wasn’t running at all 6 months ago!
The boyfriend and I didn’t linger long after the race, mostly because we didn’t really know anyone else there. Also, they were serving cupcakes and cookie/frosting sandwiches, which to me, seemed REALLY counterproductive. But to each his own.
Overall, this race was a total success! Now that I’ve done a half-marathon and a 5K, which race distance should I train for next?