Some of the cool things about doing a short 5K walk is, # 1. It’s easy to bring your camera along. #2. There’s still some food left at the finish line , and #3. You can still walk the next morning !
I’m afraid I couldn’t put much of a race report together, because in less than 45 minutes …it was all over! I finished my first 5k race in 44:31. Certainly not my fasted time , but considering I was operating on no sleep, my back was killing me and my breathing sucked after the first mile…. I’m very pleased with the outcome. I was really afraid of pushing myself too hard, because I didn’t want to jeopardize the half marathon that I’m hoping to do in Nevada in two weeks. Also, this was my very first 5K walking event and I had no idea how to pace out the course , so I just made it up as I went along. I think I ended up doing one mile slow, one mile fast, one mile slow …etc. Anyways, my averaged pace turned out to be sluggish 14:20min/mile , but that would equate to a sub 6.5 hour marathon had I maintained that pace in a long distance race (which I know I could of), so that makes me feel good.
As with all my races though, the two days preceding the event are always the best. Got to take in all the favorite city sites and hang with my favorite people.
Next race in two weeks!