|Representing Beef Team|
I got to the start line a little later than I wanted to. Access to the garage to park in was closed off. I eventually found a spot along the street a half mile away. When the race started, I just went for it. I had to dodge some slower runners. I do not get why some people line up so close to the start. They end up just getting in the way. I felt great. I ended pushing it too hard though. I get that competitive spirit from running around faster runners and try to keep up. I ran a 6:36 for the first mile. That is way too quick. However it is good to know that I can still run that fast. The humidity got to me. My clothes were soaked in no time, and I had trouble breathing. I suffered through the second mile and had a time of 7:43. Some of the course was on a trail which I did not expect. It slowed me down a little bit. My pace kept slipping, and I clocked the third mile at 8:11. I was able to finish strong and sprint to the finish line. My official time ended up being 23:41. It was not my fastest, but I was fine with the results.
|A medal for a 5k?|