HOW DID I DO???!?!
For my first official 5km race since the Turkey Trot Incident of 2001 when I ran it in over 33 minutes (meaning my second ever official 5km race) I ran:
Had I known I was so close to getting under 28:30 maybe I would have tried harder. Maybe not. It felt fairly impossible to speed up. Likely because my first km was painfully slow getting stuck in a pack of 1500 runners and trying to dodge without being a total jerk AND my second km was way too fast. I should have been in the middle a bit more. But I'm happy with the time. Here are my stats (they aren't exact because it got a bit confused among all the tall buildings downtown and mapped me running through structures...hmmm).
A big shout out to The Prez for making like Trogdor and BURNINATING that course. I don't have an exact time but she ran it in under 26 minutes. Way to go!
*Aren't I obnoxious?
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