Sun/Mon rest, pretty sore from race. Tues - b-ball, couldn't quite figure out how to stop Ryan. B-ball isn't running.
Wed - Ran at W. Jordan park while/after watching Regional meet, T-ville did pretty well. Pretty good loopy course, I ran around afterward and was feeling heavy and a tad morose. 3M
Th - ran to T-ville park and around, maybe 50 minutes out, felt heavy, unmotivated, 6M, no b-ball, instead Darius Rucker concert. Nice evening
Fri - the competitive fires I know aren't strong
This race is great. I was last after the 1st 400 yards and was trying to keep it cool but I ended up going through the first mile in 5:50. I was in gloriously last place, except for a 41 year old dad who dropped out. I told myself that I would just pass people mile by mile like in the half marathon, but that's not the right thing to tell yourself in such a short race. I did pass a guy at the mile and half but I had actually slowed down to 6:20, 12:10 at 2, 18:40 at 3, so 2 6:30s. I was severely disappointed but I have to consider that I really spent myself last week. I'd love to have run a smarter race, but I was already 30 yards off the back and just getting to the track when the leaders went through the mile. I did manage to pass 5 peope, including a Runner's corner guy who forget there was a 4th lap. I also caught a guy who passed me back with 800 to go but I kicked by him, not much of a kick, and I did push myself, I just wonder if I'd run slower at the start if I could have been more respectable. It's funny to me that my mind wasn't completely processing as I was racing, I think I had spent myself, I did get an encouraging comment from a girl during the race lauding my perseverance. I actually was able to look back on the track and see Miles Batty finishing when I had a mile to go, that was fun. I was pacing myself up the hill to the baseball field and then trying to push on the way back. Even if I were 2 minutes faster I wouldn't have been in the pack. I love the fact that this race can show me how much more I have to do to be a good runner. I don't care if I'm almost old, just do it. 17:00 5K, that's respectable.