Friday, July 20, 2012
Another Race, Another Goal!...
I didn't get rain, but I got 70 degrees! Granted, it was probably still about 80% humidity, but I'll take it!
I did the Rock The Lock 5k, which was a night run thru the city which I reside, and mostly, on the hiway, which was kinda sweet!! Race start time, at 6:45, finished, post race food collected, and home by 7:30. Ya can't beat that!
It starts and ends where we have our free concert series for the city, so we crossed the finish right behind the band playing on stage!! Pretty cool!
My only goal for my second 5k this year was to beat my first 5k time of 31.59.
I did that!! I finished at 30.35, at a 9.51 pace!! I've never gotten under a 10m pace for a whole race, I'm so freaking proud!
I started to do tempo runs a couple days a week to beat my half marathon time come October, and by doing so, I have learned what my comfortable pace is without technology, because I don't have a fancy race watch.
If I feel uncomfortable, but can still run, I am at my max pace of 6.0 . And I can tell when I am at my "usual pace" when I slow it up.
My shining moment was that this race I am in an older age group. This did wonders for me, as I placed 12th out of 27 women in my age group.
My end of season goal is still to do a 5k in under 30...but it looks like working on increasing my pace, just since June...is already working!!