last wednesday was race #6 in the back cove 5k series. it had been super hot and humid all day... i was really hoping it would rain to cool things off, but the sun stayed out all day and into the afternoon. kristal and i headed out just after 5 (its fun to car pool!) and we were pleasantly surprised when we got to the boulevard and there was a nice breeze. thank you mother nature! (that breeze seemed to die off right around race time, but all in all the race wasnt so bad heat wise). i needed to run 4 miles for training so she and i ran from her car to the port-a-potty then around a small loop, getting in 3/4ths of a mile before heading to the start (we had planned to do half a mile before the race and half a mile after, but this worked out well... i knew i wasnt going to want to run a lot after the race was over).
we met up with a girl kristen who we had met the week before and chatted with her a little bit before the race started. i felt pretty good starting out and really tried not to look at my watch for pace, just ran again on feeling. i ended up walking a little just before mile 2 (maybe 10-20 seconds), and that helped power me for the last mile. i was kinda annoyed at myself when i crossed the finish line 6 seconds slower than my time in the race from last week, but oh well. im not looking to "pr" all these races, just glad im out there. when i crossed the finish line my watch showed 3.88 miles, so we only had a very small ways to go to get to 4 miles. kristal and i took off and when my watch read 4 miles we stopped and walked to the car.
113th out of 166 runners
official time: 27:17
photo courtesy of maine running photos
yup, im the cool kid who brought my water bottle to a 5k. whatever.
(kristal brought hers too so there!)