Overall Time: 30:17
Place: 52 of 5017
Weather: 70 Degrees,
Start time: 8:30am
Splits: 5:56, 5:57, 5:55, 6:23, 5:59
This is the biggest race of my running club, and going into this race, I really wanted to break 6:00 pace. I knew it would be a bit of a long shot, but I had to give it a good effort.
The first three miles were right on target, but on a slightly warm day to race it was difficult for me to hold onto. When I hit Cat Hill on the east side of the park in the 4th mile I could feel myself starting to fall apart. I had a very slow 6:23 mile, but once I regained a little composure I was able to drop below 6:00 pace for the last mile.
There were a few people who struggled with this race, so I felt a little better that I wasn’t the only one who didn’t reach their goal pace. And somehow I managed to crack into the top 10 individuals in my club, undoubtedly because many of our fast runners have been injured and didn’t show up. Regardless, it’s a PR for me and a good race so I won’t be letting myself complain.