First of all, Kassy and I didn’t read the stuff in the race pack and we ended up in Mckinley instead of going to BHS. Yes, stupid. I know.
So when we got there, the 5km race already started, and we ended up running without any stretching or warm-up or whatever. NEVER DO THAT! Also, my nike plus watch wasn’t syncing to my shoe. So no pacing for me. I could only rely on the time. Pfft. And the race had no markers for 5km, so… good luck.
So what did I do? I took the first 2km really easy. It felt weird to be at the end of the pack though, also liberating. So when i approximated 2kms, i geared it up a little and ended up finishing at least sub 35. =)
I wanted to achieve a PB/PR for this 5km race—my first for the year, and I guess, I did?
TIME: 34:06 for 5km,
pace time was 6:49/km.
Running Music: All the albums of the Bravery, on shuffle
I really should have taken the time to stretch out, my left calf started cramping at the last stretch, and i was just totally just trying to mellow my way out of the cramp. Stretched the hell out of my calf after the race finished, but still this wouldn’t have been a problem if I stretched BEFORE. =( Lesson of the story is to always look at the race maps and the gun times. tsk tsk tsk.
Race results for the inquirer run here: http://www.itemhound.com/results
Photos for the run : http://www.activemoments.net/index.php/Inquirer-Run-2011-Photos
I’m going to start reading these:
My next run will be in 2 weeks, so I’m hoping to get better by then! Focus Joko! Focus!!!!
Nah, I was tired! and yes, my left calf started to cramp up actually at this time, if I remember correctly. yaiks!
**also muchos gracias to http://runaholic.wordpress.com for the free 5km race kit! 🙂