Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy ZooYear's 2007 - 5K Race Report

Remember my last race of 2006?? The one where we got inches and inches of snow the day before? Well, on a last minute decision, I chose to do it again. I didn't think I was going to be able to ... since I thought I was going to MT to do some skiing but that turned out to be a flop. When I woke up this morning and saw the weather forcast, I just had to do it!

Registration started at 12:30, but the race didn't start until 2pm. As much as I don't care for afternoon races, it is almost necessary in the state of ND ... in the heart of winter. Not only was the temp looking reasonable (turned out to be about 21 degrees), but the sun was shining and there really wasn't much wind.

My right calf was still tight from my run on slippery grounds yesterday afternoon, but I was bound and determined to just do it. It's really hard to pace yourself when it seems like everybody is sprinting out of the starting line. I did some walking and some running ... a little slippin' and slidin' as well!
I was just happy with the idea of finishing faster than last year's race. The winter (in ND) is not a prime time to be worrying or hoping to beat any PR's. I think I did this race in about 37/38 minutes. Dummy me... I forgot to stop my heart rate monitor when crossing the finish line. I was too worried about the guy who was being put into an ambulance after supposedly having a seizure. Scary.

Next post? Year in Review.

11 comments:

IronGambit said...

Good I'm glad you did it! I like to do races that no one else does :)

Neese said...

omg you rule, ice job "sliding" one more race in for 2007!! :)

Neese said...

oh geez, I meant "nice job" not "ice job" LOL although the latter seems appropriate!

Blaine and Steph said...

Ah, I would have liked to have done that run. Did mom and dad join you at all?

kelsalynn said...

Way to "just do it"!! You're so much more tough than me! Man, I'm a wimp compared to you!

Kelsalynn

Jess said...

I would love a 2 pm race! I am at my peak in the afternoon; unfortunately, in FL, all races start at the crack of dawn.

However, I don't envy you running in snow and ice -- you were smart to take it easy and just finish it up. Great job!

Nicole said...

Nice job on the race!

IronGambit said...

aw man you are sooo mean to me!

Jess. said...

I'm glad you did the race! It sounds like it was a good time!

Wes said...

Spur of the moment races make for some good memories (and some not so good evidently :-O ), but you ended the year with a bang! Way to go!!

J~mom said...

YAY!! You are so brave to go out and run in that cold but you did it!