While you all were sleeping... I snuck out into the dark and rainy morn. I drove to the college and signed up for The Homecoming 5K. I knew there'd be photos taken there and I figured, what with the marathon nightmare last week, the dreary rainy weather this a.m.... I'd have a pretty good shot for winning in the Dreadful Photo contest... mmmm... I can't wait to get those shots back!<br><br>
As for the 5K... oh, gosh, that first mile was a wee bit painful, trying to lift the legs of lead. My goal was to be around 9 minutes per mile. The chickie hollering splits at the one mile said, "8:57" The one at the two mile said "17:58" but the clock at the finish said "28:0x<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Mad">"<br><br>
A lady who would surely win the Dreadful Photo contest (read: a woman in my age group)... passed me going up a little hill during mile 3... BUT <b>I</b> passed her after a little down hill, after we turned the corner and were looking up the street at the finish chute... yes, <b>I</b> passed her on the straightaway.<br><br>
No matter. They had 10 years age groups and I think there were a lot faster women running in the 40-49 age group, I was counting on some of them placing overall and they did, and other faster women won the age group.<br><br>
So I got this tee shirt just for entering the race and I'm wearing it now, that's good enough for me.<br><br>
Funny thing about running a marathon last week and trying to run a 5K this week, the first mile, today, I had lead legs, the second mile I felt great, the third mile I wished the race was longer.<br><br>
5K's are hard.