Well readers, I have completed the Kat’s 5K run. It was my best 5K time so far. Let me tell you about my day.
- 6:00 A.M. Woke Up
- Left house at 7:10….I walked to the race which was about 1.3 miles away from house.
- 7:45 Talked to Bill and Coworker Gretchen
- 7:46 Turned around and Bill is gone
- 7:59 Bill reappears near me at the starting line
- 8:00 People jump, seriously jump at the gun start.
- 8:05 Running Hard
- 8:10 Running harder
- 8:11 Not running harder, hurting
- 8:20 See the finish line in sight and attempt to pick up the pace and still hurting
- 8:23:29 Cross the finish line
- 8:45 Walk 1.3 miles home
Now to fill in the gaps….
My strategy today was to run as hard as I could for as long as I could and then see how my body coped with pain associated with muscle fatigue/cramp. I never did cramp, but I did hurt. The good news is that I continued to fight the fight and I ended up with my best time so far. Also, my pain threshold seems to be rather high. I can endure quite a bit.
There were several funny events for the day…..
Saw a frat guy with smeared black stuff all over his face, apparantly his buddies had did that to him as he slept the night before.
Swore I saw a frat guy chugging a beer behind the timing truck.
As I ran, sorority girls were at random spots to direct runners. The were giddy and cheered loudly for everyone…..well, except for me and atleast Bill too.
Here’s a reenactement—
3 Anonymous Sorority Girls: <Cheering loudly and dancing in place> Way to go #103 and keep it up #45. Your almost there.
Me: <Running just behind #103 and #45>
3 Anonymous Soroity Girls: <Go silent, and stand looking behind a random, middle aged runner>
Me: <passes 3 anonymous sorority girls and a dog barks in the distance>
3 Anonymous Sorority Girls: <Dancing and Yelling to group of younger runners after I pass by> You rock!! Whewwheww!!!
OKAY….HERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE
Random Sorority Girl: <Yells encouragement to female runner> Good job!!! Way to go!!! Almost there.
Me: <Running next to a female runner who happens to be getting encouragement from a random sorority girl>
Random Sorority Girl: <Speaks in normal volume as middle aged male runner passes by and is 20 yards past> Oh, you to number #143.
Me: <Looks down at my number to see the numbers 1,4, and 3.
I offer those stories only to laugh. Bill experienced the same thing and we both had a great chuckled at the events. Also, awesome job Bill. He hammered out a great run. Just didn’t realize he’s in younger age bracket.
My Time for the race is…. 23:29. That is about a minute quicker than other 5K races.
I was 42 out of 166 male runners.
No pics this time. Here’s the link to the results.