Today's 5k was great! It was at a park, and basically you ran 1km down the road, then turned around a cone and bame back, and down the road 3k, and came back 1k to the finish line.
The morning was very cold and little drizzly, but not too bad. My feet were a little numb in the beginning. I felt like I was running pretty fast in the beginning, and I was! I ran my first mile in 9:12! I knew I couldn't keep the pace, and the 2nd mile was basically running gradually up a hill, so I tried to slow myself down a bit. When I hit mile 2, I was at 19:26, still a great pace! When I hit the finish line, my ipod timer said 30:49, so I think that's about what my finishing time was! I can't believe how great I did. I cut 2 minutes off my last 5k!
However, this one had one long, gradual hill, and my first timed 5k had lots of smaller ones, so I can't compare them too much. However, my April 18 race is the same course as my first, so I'll have a better idea then. I was going to try to shave 20-30 seconds off each race, but geez, I don't know if I'll be able to get it lower any time soon!
I am so happy with my results, and I love the t-shirt I got, super cute, huh?
Hopefully the paper will have the results and breakdown among age group tomorrow. I'll update for sure! :)