I ran my first 5k this past Wednesday on July 4th — yep, this endurance runner put on his speedy shoes and gave it a go. As you can see above, I had the best cheerleader clapping for me. It was the first time she has ever come to see her daddy race. Talk about pressure. It was a big moment for me, and I like to think she enjoyed it as well. She even wore her crab shirt. I tell her to be sneaky and grab things from the side… like a crab. Gotta teach her the important things, ya know.
Okay, now onto the race. Here was my strategy:
Final time was 22.45 (7:24, 7:21, 7:08, (.10 mile) 6:17)
I pretty much hit all the goals. I might have been able to shave off 5-10 seconds off the second mile, but I did take a quick sip of water at the half way point. Either way, I’m excited that I was able to run a solid race and all of your pre-race tips really helped. I did a one mile warm up with lots of stretching and some sprints/strides to get the “fast” juices flowing. I placed 47/451 overall and 12/90 in my age group.