Saturday, July 14, 2007

Portsmouth Harbor 5k

So I finished my second 5k!

I was hoping that the hill work I had been doing would help my running, but I have NOT been heat training! It was almost 85 by the end of the race - way too hot for me. I walked a good 5 minutes of the race and still knocked nearly a minute off my time! I had a great first mile, but the 1st water stop was out of cups! I grabbed some water from Matt who was at mile 1.5 and then some more at mile 2. After that, I thought I was going to melt!

After I pasted Matt a nun in full habit running with a group of 4-8 year olds pasted me! I was pasted by a nun and a 4 year old. I learned later, that the nun and the kids are from St. Charles School and the kids run 4 miles a day, 5 days a week! They were great! They all beat me!

Anyway, we ran along the river and of course it was low tide! It smelt like dead fish! The last uphill, I had to walk. It was open, sweltering and no wind! I did finish though in 35:38 (a 11:28 pace) I was 116 of 130 F2029. Onto the next 10k August 16th!

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