But I'll take it :)
Woke up as late as humanly possible this morning and headed over to the Mom's Day 5k in Independence. Got in about an 11 minute warm up then changed and did some strides and lined up to start. I wanted to run either even or negative split but it is apparent that even after all these years I still have not learned how to run an efficient 5k. First mile felt strong and not too hard, 6:26. Ooops prob too fast but let's see if we can hold it. I am running with the 4th girl and with WV up through about 1.5 when they start to pull away and I realize I am slowing. 2nd mile 6:44. Just gutting it out now, my legs are tapped. Could have been the bike ride, could have been the white russians, but most likely the 6:26 is the cause.
In the last half mile or so I get passed by one lady who I should have just ran the whole race with and then I get blown away by this 12 year old girl. She must have been running under 6 minute miles the last half. She ended up in 4th overall for women, just over 20 minutes, taking home 3rd because #3 was masters winner. I held on to come in 7th female (1st and only 20-24 year old, lame) 21:21. 3rd mile was probably around 7:15.
So 6:53 pace and 24 seconds faster than last years Mom's 5k. It is always amazing how freaking hard a 5k can be. I mean when you get to mile 23 of the marathon you're thinking only 3 more miles, anyone can run 3 miles. But in that 5k it seems like each mile is an ETERNITY, despite the fact that you are running a minute or more per mile faster than in the marathon. If I could just learn how to hold back in that first mile I think it wouldn't feel so bad.
Went out for a bike ride after the race, just shy of 13 miles in about 45 minutes. BORING ride. The towpath was closed after like 1 mile so I just rode a bunch of short out and backs in this little Industrial Park Area. Not an ideal ride.
Got off the bike and ran 2.25 miles at about 8:15 pace. I think I may have gotten into some poison ivy. Not positive, I will post a picture of the suspect plant later. I showered in cold water as soon as I got home so I will keep my fingers crossed.
I have to do like 4 hours of work at some point today and I would like to get the car cleaned, dishes done, and house in order. I want everything set up so that I can start fresh this week, I need to be more organized and I just need to make sure that everything I have planned for a day gets done that day. No more make ups and having to catch up on all the house stuff on Friday evening. If all these peeps can train for Ironman and still take care of their families, work etc. than I can certainly get in the training for a half and do everything else I need to.