22 March 2016

Post Get to the Green 5K

5K #22: COMPLETE!
 
 
This was a race that I'd had circled on my calendar for months but didn't actually sign up for until two days before the race. Oops. The worst part of it all is that by then, I had a pretty good idea of what the forecast was going to be for Saturday...
 
Rain. And a lot of it. It was supposed to be nothing but rain.

Actual weather?

I was more than happy about that! Zero rain and right around 60 degrees at race time. It was perfect running weather!
 
This ended up being my first "solo" race in years. I didn't know anybody else signed up to run the race nor did I have any spectators of my own to watch me run it. But I did wake up to some super cute motivation in the form of sweet notes on the bathroom mirror from my fiancé. He had to work Saturday so he gave me some good luck before I headed out the door.
 
I'm so glad that I ran this race! Besides the weather being perfect, it was a pretty great race to run. It was well organized, there was a lot of participation in both the 5K and the 10K, and they had this cool set up at the end of the race where you could check your finish line stats and print them out.
 
 
 **Note: while accurate on time/pace, unless you print your results out after everyone has completed the race, you will only have the info for the people have completed. To see what I mean, check out the final results below**
 
My only complaint was that it was a point-to-point race. It started at Maxcy Gregg Park on Blossom Street and ended on Devine Street, on the other side of Five Points. Typically, not an issue. But this week? You couldn't cut through Five Points to get back to your car because it was barricaded off for the St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And I might have had to use the map feature on my phone to figure out how the heck to get back to my car.
 
 
Final Results
Watch Time - 29:25
Official Time - 29:36
Pace - 9:27/mile
Age Group - 24/55
Gender - 143/831
Overall - 465/1502
 
Next up: Columbia YMCA Bunny Hop 5K on Saturday.



8 comments:

  1. Congrats on #22! Love the notes you were left in the morning - so sweet!

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  2. Looks like such a fun race, although so annoying about your car! Love your mirror notes, so sweet!

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  3. Good job girl! You killed it! That is a bit annoying about getting back to your car, especially when you're already tired from running! And your mirror motivation is the sweetest! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  4. Way to go - I love how you did it by yourself too! The mirror is my favorite part - too cute!

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  5. Good job! Love the notes on the mirror

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  6. 9.24 minutes per mile! Get it girl!!!

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  7. I love hearing about races that are well organized. Great job on the time!!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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