Saturday, January 28, 2012
Freeze Your Thorns Off 5k race recap (virtual)
This virtual race was done as part of a 6 mile long slow run. I decided to time the 5k right from the start and then figure out the time on the Garmin player later. I ended up doing the 5k in 30:10 for a something-err-other pace (maybe around 9:41 or so). On the way out and part of the way back (the first 3.5 miles and all of of the 5k) I had a gorgeous view of a fire red sunset. It was absolutely amazing!! Considering the overheating issue I had last night, like a girl going on a date (or anywhere, really) I was not totally sure what I was going to wear. I opted for my Disney LS tech shirt and my Champion shell jacket, running shorts and running pants. And, of course, since it was under 60, and my ears and fingers are sissies, I needed thin gloves and ear warmers. I'm glad I opted for the jacket! I almost left it home. Once I got to the plowed down farm fields, the wind picked up. Not only that, after the turn around, some rain/ snow started to fall (not too many, though). Also around that point, my stomach started to turn, too. That made for a not so fun run back. My miles were 9:31, 9:49, 9:43, 9:49, 9:41, ad 9:35. Overall, I was happy with the run and the pace, but not with the slightly recranked abductor.