Man, I really put this one off. My goal was to do a 5k every week in 2012. My previous 5k was on Sunday the 15th, and of course I waited until the last possible day to do this one. But I got it done, thats what really matters. It sucked, but I got it done. I was full of excuses for why my time would be shitty, and I was ready to use them all, but in all honesty, I’m pretty happy with the time I put forth. It was a late night the night before, working the Admirals game, rocking to Dierks Bentley, and waking up at 5am to be at work by 6…worked til 2 and did a 5k from work to home. It was a different course than the first handful have been, but about half of it was my regular course. Biggest obstacles today were wind (20+ mph for the entire 3rd mile) and jackasses who don’t shovel their sidewalks which lead to pure ice….which I almost slipped on about 4 different times.
Mile 1 felt fine, clocked in at 16:35 which is about average for me. Mile 2 was a little rougher with some fierce wind, but I still kicked a little ass and did that in 16:55, and Mile 3 was the most windy, but I was still able to end up with a 17:00 mile. Not sure if I miscalculated something or another….but the last .1 of a mile seemed a lot longer than it normally is. I finished with a time of 53:55. Not my best, not my worst, but I’ll take it based on the conditions.
Mile 1 – 16:35
Mile 2 – 16:55
Mile 3 – 17:00
Finish – 53:55
Up next, the Great Lakes Pet Expo Doggy 5k! Should be an interesting race, and if my time sucks, I’ll once again be blaming the bitch I’m walking with 🙂