O.K., it was a short race so this will be a short race report. I got there, I ran, I finished. Thanks.
O.K., O.K., I can do a little better than that. I approached today’s race as just a speed test to see where I am. I haven’t really been training much for speed so I didn’t expect too much. I had race plan which was to start off quick and relaxed and gradually pick up the pace throughout the race and that is pretty much exactly what I did. Halfway thru I was pressing the pace a little faster and for the last 3/4 of a mile I was working fairly hard and finishing fast as I’d hoped to.
Not the fastest 5K I’d ever run, but still not bad.
Just like last time I ran it I found that I started picking people off around the 1.5 mile mark and passed a few folks in the last sprint to the finish line. I didn’t quite manage to achieve the time I was hoping for, but I was within the range of time that I’m satisfied with. I still have some work to do, obviously, to get ready for Great Aloha Run next month if I’m going to PR there.
- Kelly, thanks for your kind words of encouragement. "Be the bio!"
- Alan, great run! 3rd in your age group! I’m proud of ya.
- Great to see Ellen Humphrey still out there doing it. I can only hope I’m still walking at 81 years old, much less running 5Ks. Also good to see Limu and Team Waianae still on the course.
- Maureen – you were the source of much inspiration this morning. Thanks!