I awoke to 45 degrees and calm winds Thursday morning. Chilly and damp, but not rainy or windy so I was happy. I put on a light running shirt, new long sleeved running top, yoga pants, ear cover, and headed for the start.
Unlike the Pink Ribbon 5k, the Armory wasn't open for the race, so everyone waited outside for the start. That was where my dilemma started: yoga pants or no yoga pants. I toggled back and forth for quite some time before deciding to leave them on. I remembered back to the Urbana 5k where I was way too warm at mile 1.5 or so and was not keen to repeat that performance. I could have gone without them since I ended up a little warm, but I would have been quite chilly at the start. I just need to toughen up!
Prior to the race my last run was the Urbana 5k, so I had no expectations for my performance which was probably a good thing. It allowed me to relax and just run, so I did just that. I ran the entire race comfortably and ended up with a gun time of 34:17. Apparently I had a non-functioning chip because I show up nowhere in the results (I even checked the men's results). Estimating that it took me about 7 seconds to get to the pad, resulting in a 34:10 clock time, my results would have been:
And that's all. It was an uneventful, peaceful run that I was happy to participate in. I guess it's now time to decide what I'm going to train for next...
One Month Done
5 years ago