I definitely have a love/hate relationship with 5ks. In my head they are just short races that don’t involve training and ones I run for fun. It reality though, I always feel way more exhausted after a 5k than I do after every other race. I guess it’s because I tend to start off faster than normal then try to hold my pace for the whole race.
At least that’s what I did during the Yankee Homecoming 5k last week. This was the 47th year this race has been run and I have had the pleasure of running in at a few times over its nearly fifty year history. I haven’t been loving my run game lately so I wasn’t sure how this race would go.
Mugsy and I went into the race with no real expectations, we just wanted to get out and run together again. This was our first race since the Twin Lobster half marathon.
Here is how I did:
- Mile 1 – 8:25 (speedy for me but I felt good!)
- Mile 2 – 8:30 ( big hill here but still kept the pace!)
- Mile 3 – 8:24 (negative split!)
- Last little chunk – 7:16!! (to be honest this was completely downhill!)
I was extremely happy with these race results, I really didn’t think I was going to be speedy! It was nice to get another race under my belt before the Great Adventure Challenge this weekend.