The day started super early! The day before, there had been huge traffic issues so Jill and I decided to leave super early...like 5:30am early. Luckily we didn't run into any traffic, but we were 1.5 hours early....cue nap in the car.
|The finish line|
Jill was running her 2nd 10k and lined up at 8am to run. The 5ks lined up shortly after at 8:05 and took off. I haven't run the 5k in a few years (this was my first half marathon 2 years ago) and was surprised when we didn't run the same way we used to. We basically followed the 10k runners for the first 2km, and then ran through a small residential area before hitting up the dirt trail on the way back.
I really watched my pace and forced myself not to go out to hard the first 2km...staying around 5:25. I could feel my shin/right calf issue but nothing that I couldn't run through. I had put icy/hot on it before running and that was actually starting to burn...LOL. I knew that the 5k would not be a PB, but I still wanted to run as best I could. I find no matter what distance I am running, the last 25% of the run is purely mental....knowing the finish line is so close!
|A candid shot taken by a fellow TTPer|
|I love the medal this year.|
|Classy one sock up and one down. I had to wash|
off the icy/hot!
The run was perfect...the weather, the organization, the route...A-OK by me!! Driving home is always beautiful with the fall colors...I love it!! I'll be back again next year...distance to be determined!