Like 80% of every other blogger I read, I ran a 5K yesterday. I had not run a 5K since I did this race last year and last year I did not PR in spite of having a pacer. She was fresh off finishing Coeur d’Alene but she’s young and she’s fast and pacing me at a 9 minute pace was a good recovery run for her. Sadly, it was too hot and I was not fit enough and ran the race in 29:31 which was not a PR off of my December time of 29:29.
Yesteday I was pretty sure I could PR since my mile splist for just going for a run are often below 10 minutes and the whole run will be anywhere from 9:50 to 10:05. I figured if I worked hard and made it hurt a little I could carve into my previous PR pretty significantly.
I was right. My official time was 26:38 – woot! My splits:
not sure about the last .2 because I forgot to turn the watch off in the chute. A little math suggests it was 6:00 which is absurd. This is the problem with races that don’t use timng chips but whatever – I was smokin’!
Full results are not up yet but I was somewhere below 3rd. I expect not too far below and I’m happy – very happy.
Update – The official, official results are posted and they upped my time -bastards! But it didn’t change my place which was 10 out of 32 in my AG (top 10!!) and 63 out of 374 women. I’ll take it!