a 26 min 5k.
That is how fast (or slow depending on your perspective) Mayra and I ran the KSA (Kinesiology Student Association) 5K race last Sunday.
Needless to say, I will never look at the quad the same way. We pushed through two laps of the main quad and the south quad for a total of 3.1 miles and I made sure to count down to 28 min, which was our goal.
We finished two minutes under our goal. After crossing the finish line, I felt like inertia almost pushed my stomach out of my mouth because I wanted to vomit. Mayra quickly said, “keep walking” I was confused though, normally 3 miles do not make me want to vomit.
Regardless, the 5k was great and I enjoyed running it all the way through with my sister. Before the run started, this was our agreement: she would set the pace & i would push it. For some reason, I pushed the pace more that I would’ve pushed it if i was running by myself. There’s just something about running with someone.
Tomorrow, i am running the Allerton Race. It is a 5.5 mile races on a beautiful course. Oh, how i love Allerton.
The weather isn’t look too cold, but I will be rocking my tight running legging pants for the the first time ever. I HAVE NEVER WORN JUST LEGGINGS OR PANTS THIS TIGHT IN PUBLIC, so I am kinda unclear on how i will feel. Most of the time when i try on leggings i feel like i’m naked. So, lets hope that goes away.
Sorry, for that little tangent. I think i have decided that tomorrow i will NOT run for speed and that I am just going to enjoy the scenery and watch out for tree roots.
Still, these are my goals for tomorrow’s run. I hope it is warm-ish.
- Finish in under an hour
- Not to trip more than once
- Properly get eject contents from my mouth and nose (mucous and phlegm); i am NOT good at this whilst running
- Have fun