Saturday, September 17, 2016

Rock n Run 5k - recap

Last night race prep occurred like usual ... cheeseburger and a beer.  I repeated my same order from Smashburger from last Sunday ... classic smashburger washed down with a Fat Tire beer.

My alarm went off at 6:03 this morning and I quickly got ready for the race.  I left the house around 6:30 and headed to Casselberry.  It took close to 40 minutes to get near the race and a long time to find parking.  I walked almost a mile to the start line and had about 5 minutes before the start of the race.

The course was flat and pretty fast.  There were some shaded areas which was a plus. I really tried to push myself this morning and finished mile 1 in just over 7 minutes.  I finished the 2nd mile in 14:30 minutes.  And then I started to lose steam ...

Official time - 22:59 minutes, 7:23 pace
6th finisher - women's 30-34
30th finisher - women
118th finisher - overall
I'm proud of myself for finishing one minute faster than last month's 5k race.  Next 5k isn't until January so I'll be curious to see how my speed improves. 
Best part of the race was the mini craft beer festival.  Each runner was handed a card with 6 possible beer samples.  I only had time to finish 2 of the samples before rushing to the soccer field to catch Mason's second soccer game of the morning.  Such is the life of a mother runner ... 

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