Sunday, February 10, 2008

Love 'em or Leave 'em 5K

Seduced by the t-shirt, Wil and I signed up for the Love 'em or Leave 'em 5K around Green Lake today. And, yes, the shirts are indeed nice. It seemed very crowded -- we had to do a lot of weaving in and out of other runners, adding about half a K to our total distance. But the weather was decent, we both had new kicks, and there was the promise of candy after the run...

We put ourselves back in the 10:00 pace group, which would have been good. But about 50 feet after we crossed the line, Wil (who has been suffering from a nasty cold all week and hopped up on cold medicine) needed to make a pitstop. So we stopped, I milled about, and a hundred or so people passed us by.

But then Wil came bounding out of the Honey Bucket and we were on our way. Determined to make up for lost time, Wil shot ahead of me. But we soon settled down and found a pretty decent pace. Pretty fast for us, truth be told. But the two-minute stop right at the start meant we didn't better our PRs. No matter. Wil came in 750th over all, and I came in 751st, at a slightly below-average time of 32:23.

We both thought the shoes worked well, as did our schmancy new Brooks socks. At the end I wanted to run more, but didn't want to enough to run on my own. At that point, getting cold in the wind, I wanted a hot shower.

Mileage accumulating very slowly this month, which makes me worried and a little sad. Tomorrow is set as a cross-training day, but I might do a shortish run instead. We'll see how I feel at the end.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Wow, a 5K with candy? Sounds perfect! Congratulations on another excellent race, even avec pit stop!