Sunday, September 14, 2008

Hospice 5K

Today's 5K at Hospice of Volusia county did not really go as planned. I learned several new lessons at this race. Me, Dee, Jinelle and Brittany all entered. This was the first race we had run that had been melt your face hot. It was like 90F at 8am and sunny. This race also had to have the most people we ever saw at a race up to this point, close to 600.

Mistakes I Made
1. I had really been slacking on the running, and my result shows this.
2. I wore all black to a sunny, hot, 3.1mi race i was not conditioned for.
3. I started the race and ran the first mile way to fast.

Dee did not set any record for this race but she has been running a lot. I really think the heat took its toll on all of us. Every race up to this one I had handily beat her by 5 Min's or more. Not this day, at 2 miles she over took me and pulled away. She was the only reason my time was not 5 min slower. (Pride) I refused to let her beat me, I honestly could hear her and Jinelle taunting me with that scenario in my head the last mile.

Brittany ran a really respectable 27 min time and finished 2ND in her age group. Unfortunately after a mile she took off her sneakers and ran the last 2Mi barefoot. With her sneakers in her hands she crossed the finish and the detector never registered her race chip.

All in all it was a fun morning, Mel and Mom went and we all had a good time.

Quote of the Day
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
---Steven Wright

1 comment:

chet said...

I wish that I could have come. Are you planning the next one?