Back in Shape 5K – 18:30 (5th)

Oh, 5Ks :). They’re so short (and painful!)

This was a great race. It was very well organized, a great course (right on for distance!), and really good competition. I wasn’t ready for a race yet, since I’ve only been training for about 2 weeks (and haven’t done a VO2 max workout since mid-May), but looked at it as a way to get out there and get a good, hard, fast workout in.

I finished 5th in 18:30. Not a great time for me (Last month I ran a 17:57 at the GAC Alumni meet), but it’s a decent time. That’s about what I ran all of my 5Ks in last year. And considering how little I’ve done in the last month, I was happy. We did a 7 mile cool down after the race so I could get in 12 miles for the day.

Now — the challenge will be to get the legs rested up so I can race well in the 1/2 marathon at Grandma’s this weekend! !

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