Summer Racing

Despite the wretched heat (have you heard?!) I am running a 5k tomorrow.

The Pony Pasture 5k is a super small race that runs alongside the James River. I ran it last year to “mentally prep” for the start of the half marathon training team. I finished last year in 30:58, which is pretty much exactly a 10 minute mile. However, this isn’t a chip-timed race and I started in the back, so I was probably about a minute faster. These were my Garminless days. Oh sad!

My goal for this year is to NOT COLLAPSE. I haven’t really been running, let alone outside, so I’m not really sure what to expect. I suffered through 3 miles on the treadmill on Wednesday and it was not pretty. I was really pushing it and only managed to maintain an 8:50 pace. I was hoping to crush my 5k PR since the course is FLAT and awesome, but I think the heat is going to prevent me from doing that. I finished the Phillies 5k in 26:27, so a PR is really a stretch.

Last year's PP 5k

Once this race wraps, it’s on to my 2nd year in the half marathon training team!!

Bring it on!!

Posted on July 29, 2011, in Run Carrie Run. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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