Race recap? What did you say? Yes. So the husband was planning on running this race and I was going to spectate. That was until Friday night when we went to the gym and I told myself it was time to “Get my stuff together!” After a good strength-training workout there I told the husband I wanted to race-day register for the 5K. I ran the Anthony Wayne Rotary 5K.
Official Time: 29:57* (9:40 min/mile pace)
Overall: 60/90 (included walkers)
Age Group (20 to 29): 3/6 (Third place baby!)
My first ever age group placing! I proved to myself I can in fact run, and run well. And I think I’ve removed myself from my funk. Course was nice. Through Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne. Would consider running it again.
My size small race shirt actually fits. It rained the whole time. Not downpour. But misty rain so everyone was pretty wet by the end. Post-race fuel was “so-so.” Bananas and cookies.
Despite attempts to hydrate better (I’ve been bad at this lately). I did cramp up a bit around the last mile. I pushed through, but I do think the cramping slowed me down a bit.
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Anyways, I was really glad I took part in this race spur of the moment. Anyone who knows me in real life knows that I am a total planner. I always plan out races. This was fun to go on a whim. The race also benefited polio eradication. And it was a second-annual race here in Fort Wayne.
*My third-best 5K time to date.