This report doesn’t suck because I was fast, because I wasnâ€™t. It doesn’t suck because, despite the menstrual merriment, I enjoyed myself and ran for fun.* A very small revenge on Mother Nature, but Iâ€™ll take it. Aside from frozen appendages, the only other unpleasantness was that the water tasted like ass. I have serious suspicions that by the time my slow kind got around to the water stations they were siphoning from the local lake; which was a landfill in its former life.
Obviously, I havenâ€™t figured out how to run the negative split way yet. Iâ€™ve got plans to start improving that downward spiral soon; along with some other things like speed work. It might also be beneficial if I stop cheating myself by cutting the workouts short by a mile or two. I became blatantly aware of this mistake beginning around mile six.
My friends, Linda and Kate, walked their first 5k. They did great and I’m glad they enjoyed themselves and are excited for the next race. It was a fun, fun day. I’ll post official times and pictures later.
*Don’t be fooled by this.
Yes, I am also aware of the trauma of semi-colon-ness.