Yesterday, I ran a race with my friend Emily which I deemed the "Get Back on Track 5K."
The actual race title was Juvenile Justice 5K.
My running has been of and on over the past several months. I am making a final push for 2012 to hit some of my goals and set myself up to start 2013 on a strong note.
This race was at a familiar place for me - Cheesman Park. I've done a few races there, and it is beautiful. However, I always forget how subtle the hills are. This course featured 2 laps around the outer gravel path, so the hills were wearing. Twice.
The first time around, I felt good. The second - pooped. But I kept trudging.
My goal was under 30. I didn't quite hit it.
Official Time: 30:24 - 9:47 pace - 23rd overall out of 104.
I feel ok about it. I knew it wasn't going to be that great, but it was a good race considering the last several months. It's just a little disheartening knowing I've lost 3 minutes off my 5K time since my half marathon training this spring.
Oh well, I know that I have to work at getting consistent again, so this is a great step for that.