The weather was perfect for this race, 52 degrees a nice breeze and sunny. Rob and I did .75 mile warm up and everything felt good.
My race plan was different for this race. I had planned to hold back the first mile and then gradually increase my pace. Although I increased my effort I was not able to get going faster. The positive was I felt amazing the whole time, like I could run further. The problem was I was too comfortable. I had forgotten that there is an uncomfortable feeling that should come with a 5K. Instead I was cruising along like I was out for some half marathon training. So lesson learned. I’m going to have to push the pace and spend less time warming up. I think I’m going to have to keep any fast mile(s) in the beginning and then hold on for the finish.
Rob and I were together pretty much the whole race which was also very nice. He ended up at 26:37.
The good news is I’m improving my race times from last year on the same courses AND still improving each race so far this year. I was just hoping for a larger margin of improvement by now. Patience was never my thing. 🙂
I have a couple more 5Ks before my next half to play around with my pacing.
I am ready for the last phase of building in my half training. 🙂
Mile 1: 8:28
Mile 2: 8:36
Mile 3: 8:44
.1 Mile: :45
F 30-34: 9/51