Coogan’s Salsa, Blues, and Shamrocks 5K Race

Coogan’s 5K
Time : 18:42
Pace : 6:01
Overall Place : 216 (of 5629)
Age Place : 55

Ryan Q is right — I definitely have to stay away from the wine and whiskey the night before a race (I had both). I got out of bed with my legs feeling *TIRED* but I decided I was going to try and push myself at this morning’s 5K race anyway.

Unfortunately, the trains are running super slow and they’re local this weekend, so it took me over an hour to get to Washington Heights. Once I got there I (again) didn’t have time to take a tinkle, and I almost didn’t make it to my corral before they closed it off at 8:50am. Already I felt like I was having a bad day!

Despite all this, when I got into my corral and saw my running club friends, I started to feel better. I psyched myself up a little bit and then off we went! I paced off a couple of my friends and started off right how I wanted given the hill in Mile 1. Around the halfway mark I picked up the pace and decided to see if I could speed up and also finish strong — I definitely didn’t want to fade the last mile, and I’m happy how my results came out.

I was a little disappointed that I didn’t crack a 5:59 pace, but I’m not going to sweat it. I’ll just make sure to get it next time around.

Splits:
6:11
5:58
5:57
0:36 (5:36 pace for final .10685596 miles)

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