Got my first win in a race ever!
I ran a 5K over the weekend in the next town up from me. Races are few and far between in Wyoming so I really wanted to jump on the chance to get in a 5K before I really amp up my ultra training.
Well my race wasn’t pretty.
I went out pretty ambitious and hard. I figured it would be my only 5K until the Fall, so why not go all out?
First mile I was around 5:42. I knew from my breathing that I wasn’t gonna be able to hold it but just ran hard anyways.
Obviously I just fell apart. By the half way point I was on pace to run 18:30, which was my goal. But still fell back from there…
Ended up getting 19:41 for the whole race. About 2 minutes faster than the person behind me.
Not many people run in this state, I have found out, which kind of sucks because I don’t have people to push me.
I talked to a friend back home about the race details and he said “a win is a win.”
Didn’t go as planned but I’ll take it even though I would be destroyed in any other 5K.
Hopefully it sets a trend….