Running: It's actually more expensive than therapy
Saturday 11/17/18 was the Operation Changing Lives 5k in Ponce Inlet, FL. This race benefits a great cause, it's in beautiful Ponce Inlet, and the weather is usually splendid this time of year. All those reasons make it a really special and fun event.
Mile 1 6:20
I didn't set any particular goals and just mainly wanted to have fun and enjoy myself. We started off at 8:00 am and the weather was fantastic, a tad on the chilly side with low humidity. I have been substituting races for speed work lately and have noticed it is harder for me to get up to the speeds I need especially on the first mile. I am going to work on regular speed work for a while during the break.
Mile 2 6:30
The course route is a mostly out and back along a scenic Ponce Inlet road. It's very flat and just a nice run. This mile was unremarkable but not my worst by far.
Mile 3 6:40
The last quarter mile or so is along a dirt road (which the trail runner in me appreciates).
Mile .10 6:09
I tried to kick it here and I sort of did so that's good. I felt pretty good running and confident in my paces. I know that I am getting there.
They have a really nice after party at this event. Krispy Kreme brought in donuts and some coffee (I think) and they also had plenty of waters, Gatorade, and fruit available. The awards ceremony was really nice as well. The overall winners got these really nice paintings in addition to the tiles made by the students. Once again this race never disappoints, and I look forward to it again next year!
Overall 5th out of 207
1st Overall Female
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