Took yesterday off as a rest day and to give the legs a break for this morning’s 5k. It was a 5k fundraiser for the local major theater company, their 25th annual race and my first time running it. It was great, only $17 registering even on day of race! Saw many friends at the race.
…But alas I was feeling slightly under the weather in the morning and decided to treat it as a speed workout. Still, have felt like this before in a race and was able to get out of the funk, but not the case today. A very good local runner took the race out early on in a 5 minute mile pace, and I followed in a 5:15 and never got closer. With the humidity and the relatively warmer temps, survived the 5k in 17:30, 2nd place. ‘Survival’ is the operative word. 5 miles total for the day.
Still, under the circumstances, was a good fast workout, and a good prep for a bigger race this upcoming Sunday. And the theatre people came out to organize a fabulous post race party!