I really wanted to start running 5ks again and eventually progress to longer distances…but really just hoan in on 5ks. Anyways-I drove down to Binghamton, NY to run the Santa Run 5k. I got there and immediately noticed, I was the least festively dressed. So I wore my Hollister leg warmers and called it a day.
I ended up being able to warm-up a solid 4 miles. I really needed to warm up a lot more because it was a 2 hour drive and I had a deep tissue massage two days before. I knew while warming up that my legs didn’t really feel that great but tried to put it past me. They were just very tight and running felt harder than it should.
I got to meet Nicki and we chatted throughout the entire event.
Lining up at the start, I heard some people talking about a female running that had just ran an 18:54 5k a couple of weeks prior. I knew that was out of my league but did try to stick with her for a little bit…which really ended up being roughly 5 feet.
So the race itself was one big loop. I thought it was relatively flat, but looking back on my GPS there were slight up hills as well as slight downhills. The only thing I really remember about this run was wanting it to be done and feeling like crap. My splits themselves were 6:04, 6:31 and 6:34. Crossing the finish line, I just felt sluggish and like I had no energy. My legs were extremely tight and sore so it didn’t make for good racing. I know this isn’t really a good race recap, but I honestly feel like this race was a bit of blur LOL. It took me longer to write this post, than the 20 minutes I spent running. All good though.
I know I can have much more successful races and I’m hoping they come sooner than later. (I ran my cross country 6k as well as the Thanksgiving 10k at roughly this pace on harder terrain) It’s nice to start getting my legs into a faster turnover though.
I ended up getting 3rd female overall and winning a giftcard to the spa. Now if I can commute down that far. 😉
Questions for you:
1. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever run in?
Since we are getting personal here, once I did a 10m run in a VS level 5 push up bra…you couldn’t even tell…ha ha. I’ve also raced in yoga pants as well as my Hollister race warmers. Oh and a juicy couture zip up hoodie…I’m embarrassing.
2. Did you/plan to run any festive races this Holiday season?
I’ll have run a Thanksgiving turkey trot, santa run and 2 New Year’s Run…aren’t Holiday’s fun?