11-23-08 Turkey Trot 5K – It Was So Easy, Yet So Very Hard..
Just a quickie. I ran my very much anticipated (by me) 5K race yesterday. It was a lot of fun. At first.
I am so not used to racing so i made the big mistake right off the bat by starting out way to fast. I simply thought i could do this and do it fast. Umm, yeah big mistake. As i was running, i felt like EVERYBODY else was passing me. I really thought i was the last runner. That made me run even faster or try to anyway.
The thing about a 5K, that i am sure you all know is it is an easy distance to run, but an extremely hard distance to run as well. You think just how easy it is, BEFORE the race starts. Then it started and i was all like OY VEY!!! I was panting like a dog!! Even with my ipod pounding in my ears, i heard myself trying to breathe.
I am not complaining. I just need to learn how to get into a groove when racing. I cannot let the crowd dictate how fast or slow i will run. I wish i could give you a mile by mile race report but it is all a blur to me.
I am very very happy with my time. Sub 30 minute 5K is what i wanted to do. 27.55. I’m happy.
After i finished the race and stopped running, i had a coughing fit. Then, for the rest of the day and even today i am coughing and wheezing. My chest feels very heavy. I think i ran faster than i am used to and it being really cold affected the lining of my lungs and nostrils. I think! Any thoughts?
This coming Thursday, Thanksgiving day i will be running a 5 miler. I have decided to just run it for fun. Yeah right!!! My concerns are cold weather and a hilly course! Those two things right there could put me in about a 48-50 5 miles. I’ll take it!
The world according to Seth: (sorry Ted, i copied you :O)
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