Today was Tall Mom's 3 High Fives Virtual 5K. I signed up for the race a week or so ago to help Mel raise money for Susan G. Komen. With the Gold Rush 5K on Friday night, I didn't plan to really race the 5K...my goal was to just get in some tempo work. I started out at the trailhead and followed the trail out for right about 3 miles. It was nearly 80 out and sunny and it takes me a while to acclimate to the warm weather. Plus I was really noticing my calves felt tight from my bike ride last night.
I turned around at 3 miles on my Garmin and pressed start on my Timex (yep, I rocked two watches tonight!) I did pretty good for the first mile...but then I let the little voices in my head talk me into some walking time and from then on I really struggled to stay on my pace. I didn't have trouble getting back into a quick pace...I just had trouble maintaining the confidence that I could keep up with the pace. I had to go the extra 1/10 mile past the lot I parked in to end up with an actual 5K. In the end, I had a 32:49 time for my 1st virtual 5K. I will definitely give myself a rest day tomorrow so that my legs feel a little bit more fresh for my 5K on Friday night. Tonight I ended up with 6.25 miles which was great.
Tall Mom asked us to design our own race bibs...so here is my creative genius!