This past weekend I did 2 5k races. One was a local race, and one was a virtual race!
Saturday morning I got up early (5am), and headed downtown to the race. It was already a little muggy and I was coming off a week of being sick I really did not expect to do anything more than finishing. So my goal was just to finish.
Got my race bib and took my bits to have some energy for the race!
As I was standing at the start line I looked at my music and realized that I did not have any of my race mixes on my phone! Ahh. When my computer crashed a few weeks ago it reset the itunes on my phone too…Boo. So I tried to make a quick little mix for the run. I was able to pull together about 15 songs, so I could have at least a little upbeat music for the run!
Ready to rock and roll! Or at least try… 😉
The first mile I was able to do 4:1 run:walk intervals and I felt ok. The first half of the second mile I started to slow down a little and went to a 3:1 interval. The course was out and back, and at the halfway point I was starting to feel really dizzy and sick, so I decided to just walk and run a little if I felt better. The sun was out and it was HOT! When I got to the water station around mile 2 I grabbed a few cups of water and poured it over my arms and my face! That helped keep me cool a little bit. I walked the last mile with a few brief intervals of running. I was able to pick up the pace near the end and finish strong, so I was really happy about that!
On Sunday, I decided to do my virtual race INSIDE! And I am glad I did as it was another scorcher of a day.
I met my running buddy at the gym but realized I forgot my shoes! Since I needed some new ones anyways, I walked over to the New Balance store and picked up a new pair! They were on clearance and it was no-tax weekend here, so yay for a good deal on shoes!
The virtual run went ok, and I finished a LOT quicker than I had on Saturday. It was still hot in the gym, but no where as hot as Saturday morning was outside!
(Excuse the sweating eye makeup…haha)
Did you race this weekend? How was the weather?
-Chocolate Runner Girl-