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Dog Days – 5K – 21:56

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I’m late in this post due to travel for work. In fact, I’m playing catch up in every aspect, but I got priorities people, first a blog post. It will get me in the mood to get to all of the other items piling up on my to-do list.

This race is held in the evening, which in IL in July means hot and muggy. Compared to year’s past we actually got off lucky as far as temps are concerned. It’s funny how 80ish degrees sounds like a treat.

I had no time goal for this race. Just a chance to get out and try to wake my legs up. I’ve been really tired from traveling and work so I knew my legs would feel stale. We go out and I try to find a 5K-ishΒ pace and come across the first mile at 6:30. My watch lost satellites just before we were off so I had no data for this one of my own. The second mile mark call out and crappy math put me my pace slower as I expected, something more like 6:50 or 7:00? Coming back the third mile in the sun I faded. So much work to be done to get back into racing form, but I’m not discouraged, instead I’m excited to keep any sort of speed while running a 1/3 of the mileage I normally do when training. Chicago Marathon training kicks off very soon and I’m so looking forward to it. My time put me at 3rd in my Age Group.

Rob came in at 20:54 and was 2nd in his Age Group.

Us with our medals.

Stats:

Date: 07.09.2011

21:56

7:05 Pace

F 30-34: 3/?

Overall: 52/239

6 thoughts on “Dog Days – 5K – 21:56

  1. Wow, we had almost the exact same race times! I ran a 5K on 7-9-11 and finished 21:55! It was so hot and humid that day.

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  2. Just wanted to say that you are good despite what you think. Oh, your beautiful as well. πŸ™‚ love your blog!

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  3. Another scorching race in the books! Great job, as usual!

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  4. Oh my god its so hot out. People don’t realize how much time they attract with heat. I’m glad you are taking this race with a grain of salt and you will get back where you want to be. πŸ™‚

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  5. Pingback: 2012 Dog Days – 5K – 22:57 « FlyRunner

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