I finally got under 21 minutes for a 5 km race. There’s not really much you can write about for a 5 km race. You run fast and try to keeping running that fast the whole time which you can see in the pace and heart rate charts of the race.
Winter is getting here, there was a little bit of frost hanging around this morning
Just finishing my warm-up:
Obviously I wasn’t very nervous before the race:
The only thing of note from the race was I went out at a fast pace but that was by design. The course is very narrow at the start and I didn’t want to boxed in and forced to weave through people so I went out fast and then settled into my pace.
This pictures illustrates what I am talking about.
And this is why I wanted to be up at the front so I didn’t have to run through this:
And here are some more race pictures:
I finished with a time right around 20:40 which is a big PR for me, and about a 6:38 min/mile pace and way under 21 minutes. I am excited because I’m seeing results from the run focus I have been doing with my training the last few weeks. The way things are going I think getting close to a 20 minute 5 km at a Thanksgiving race is definitely doable.
I think this post race picture does a good job of explaining what it feels like at the end of a 5 km race.
I went biking later in the afternoon and got ANOTHER flat tire. That’s 3 flat tires in my last four rides after only have one flat tire in two years of riding.