I haven’t done a race post in a while….but you bet I am after this crazy PR.
Fro Yo 5k
Overall: 80 out of 1206
Female: 31 out of 891
Age Group: 7 out of 139
So…I guess I’ve been phoning it in a bit on my runs…using heat as my excuse and yes this was a morning run vs my afternoon runs and yes I wasn’t pushing a stroller but I can still go harder. That being said this speed obviously came out of my cross training, I had the endurance from running but I wasn’t training at that speed, YEA CROSS TRAINING.
The biggest factor for this pace in my opinion was that I got to start in the very 1st pace group which was simply <10 Min Mile. That was intimidating and very motivating. I had to calm myself down when people started passing me ( which doesn’t happen when you start in a more specific pace group) and you know what I loved it, it was the perfect amount of push. I hit mile one and saw an 8 something mile WOW, it was an out in back on a bike/running trail around a lake. 1.5 miles in we did the turn around on to the walking path closer to the water…BAM humidity hit me like a wall. I kept pushing though it did slow me down a bit but my legs felt strong so I focused on my breathing. It worked I managed to pretty much keep pace the rest of the race and even have a little something for the end!
This race was well organized and started in 3 waves since it was being run on a trail, I wish more races would do this. I will definitely be doing this again next year and I’ll be going with my girls trying to get the medal for fastest female runner w/a stroller!