Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 5k recap

On Sunday I ran the Mother's Day 5k in South Park. The race started at 8am which was a nice change of pace from earlier start times.

I had picked up my shirt and race number the day before but arrived early on Sunday to pick up my timing chip.

It's a pretty small race (234 females, 92 males) and I was happy to start in the front of the pack by the timing belt. I had my cheerleaders waiting for my finish which helped motivate me to run faster.

I started off a little fast and finished mile 1 in 7:06 minutes.  The hills started coming and I found myself slowing down quite a bit.  I finished the 2nd mile in 14:50 minutes (7:44 pace).  By this point I had lost more steam and two women were able to pass me.  I managed to pick up the pace a bit to finish mile 3 in 22:29 minutes (7:39 pace).  Official chip time was 23:20 minutes.

Not my fastest 5k time but good enough for 1st place in my age group Females 30-34.  We left after the race to grab some breakfast at Terrace CafĂ© and finished in time to return to the race location for the awards ceremony.  My prize was a $20 gift certificate to Dick's Sporting Goods. 

Not a bad way to start off Mother's Day. 
Who would've thought that 66 days after giving birth to Anderson I would be running a 5k in 23:20 minutes?  Not me ... definitely not me.  I still have a long way to go but hope my speed comes back soon!

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