It seems like forever since I ran a 5k race. Mostly I just can not justify to my husband on the race fees when I have signed up for so many other marathons and ultras this year. Today I set out for a mapped 5k course and was very pleased with the end result.
Temps were at a steamy 94 degrees with a heat index of 96 degrees. Very hot indeed!! I decided that since this was a shorter distance I would not take water which later I blessed myself out for doing. STUPID GIRL!! I will also mention that the course only had two somewhat decent inclines in the road so for the most part it was fairly flat. This would reflect in my time. SO the results are in.........
3.1 miles = 23:44 (7:39 per mile)
I was amazed!! I will try this again in a few days. I still keep looking at my watch to make sure my eyes are not tricking me. WOW!! The demons were out but I did it!! Thanks for cheering me on Mendy and Scott!! It was a crazy thought to do this today but I knew that by sharing it with the two of you the pressure was on to not embarris myself.
As for the shoes... I ran 4 miles yesterday in my trail shoes. Perfect with no knee pain. Today I ran in the new Nike road shoes. No knee pain. Maybe my mind was to busy trying not to die in the heat to notice any pain.
Following my run I jumped on the elliptical for 15 minutes and then took a 30 minute PIT class at the YMCA. My legs will feel that class tomorrow.
Two weeks until training for the fall Ultra's begin. I can hardly wait!!!