ah yes, there it is. the 2009 recap. it was at this race i decided i was never doing another 5k again. (since then ive run 8 more... i dont listen to myself very well).
last year: mile 1- 7:05. mile 2- 7:45. mile 3(+.1)- 9:12.
YEAH. you read that right. i know, total suckfest.
so how did this year go? mile 1- 7:32. mile 2- 8:00. mile 3(+.1)- 8:46.
getting better, but seriously... what is my deal with that stupid third mile? it obviously doesnt help there are two pretty good hills in that mile, but still! i need to run 5k's that are flat flat flat. thats all there is to it. or maybe just not run 5k's at all. although im still longing for that 22:xx 5k. but i still hate 5k's. whens the next marathon?
but overall i had a fun time before the race with my ladies (and andy & shaun, of course) and we did a lot of complaining about how cold it is and why we do these races, blah blah blah... the usual :)
special thanks to kevin for totally surprising me at the end and handing me water after i took off the stupid & seemingly pointless ankle timing chip (seriously... what race still uses those?! and if youre going to have timing chips, at least have a starting mat. 300 people cant lineup on the starting line folks! that lovely flaw cost me a whole 5 seconds. gosh.)
me and melissa pre race
lovin the socks ladies!
another exciting start line... with no timing mat