GLM Expo Run-Race Recap

I don’t run a lot of 5Ks. Not really sure why, I just don’t. I guess it’s just hard to justify a 3.1 mile race when I need to be running 10+ miles. I ignored reason I registered for the GLM Expo race earlier this week. I decided it would be fun to see where my speed was at after last week’s marathon relay.

For really good race preparation I ran 11.3 miles in the snow and wind the day before. (What? I didn’t want to miss my long run.) Best part of the run on Saturday was the post-run coffee and breakfast with Sara. It was so cold and windy that we decided to not run the 13 we considered. The real plan was 10-12 so nothing lost.

I drove over to Franklin in the morning with some goals in mind, but it snowed, more than I expected. I switched which shoes I was going to run in. The course ended up being fine, but we didn’t really expect that. I wanted to push it on the way out while also conserving energy for the return. Plan was well executed until the wind attacked me. I was able to finish really strong which means that I probably should have pushed it more earlier. Oh well, another 5K next month. I will kick that one’s ass.

Finish time: 24:17
Pace: 7:49
Age Group: 6/50
Overall: 120/578

Me having fun with KTTape - Good news is that my shins didn't bother me either day.
6th out of 50 in my age group!
We all placed in our age groups!
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