Saturday, October 15, 2011

Race Away Stigma 5K race report.

I had been debating running this (very) local 5K for a while. I figured I would see how I was feeling with my weird symptoms before committing. On Thursday I thought I would not be running because I could barely make it through 2 miles. Granted, I had to run at 8pm so when I felt fine on Friday I chalked Thursday's cruddy run up to evening fatigue.

And I decided -- screw it! -- I was going to run the race.

My plan this morning was to try to run 7:30 miles for the 5K. If I could do that, I would feel very strong in terms of my speed.

And now? Well, let's say I feel very, very, very strong!

Today, I ran a 22:53 5K!


That's just 2 seconds off my PR. Yup. Two seconds. Part of me wishes I just could have run a teensy weensy bit faster to get that new PR but the rest of me is so flippin' happy that I had such a good race.

(Clearly, bringing out my inner Marshall Ulrich is working.)

Best part of the race? My first mile was my slowest and my last was my fastest. As it should be.

Here are my race stats:

Finish time: 22:53 (7:22 pace)
Age-group place (female 40-44): 1st (!) out of 8
Female place: 4th out of 80
Overall place: 14th out of 137



Yeah, I know. It was a small race so I shouldn't get too excited about being 4th female overall. But, you know, you can only race against those who show up and today only 3 women ran faster than me. That amazes me. 


Run on, friends! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


~ Felice

16 comments:

Amanda@runninghood said...

Awesome job Felice! I'm going to try really hard to work on that progressive thing tomorrow...hoping to stay slow slow and pick it up as I go. I have never really mastered that whole slow start fast finish thing. Nicely done!

Marlene said...

Smokin' 5K and kudos on the nice negative split!

Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal said...

Great job! You are so speeeeeeedy!

Megan said...

Awesome time!!

Jill said...

Nicely done, congratulations, that is fantastic!

Lisa said...

Very impressive!

Darlene said...

Well done. I would have thought a Troy race would have been hilly?

Nicole said...

Great job! Fantastic time! I bet you are feeling strong!

Lora said...

Well, hey. That's just pretty awesome. Good for you!

J said...

Congrats on the PR and first in your AG!! Awesome! You are so speedy!

ajh said...

Awesome job!

Falon said...

Okay, there is never a reason NOT to be excited about being 4th place female. Small race or not. You brought it in a BIG way sistah!

Suzy said...

Congratulations!! You did amazing. And to think you didn't think you would be running it a couple days earlier.

trang le said...

Great time!

Quix said...

Awesome job! You can indeed only run against the people who show up. I took 1st in my AG last weekend with a 29!!! minute 5k. 1/15. I feel almost silly being proud of that but I am. ;)

Wendy Clifford said...

Congratulations on a great race! I'm just reading your post today. I love your comment that you can only race against those that are present! Enjoy that 4th in overall women!!!

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