This morning I participated in a 5K on the campus of Central Michigan University.
|Shortly after the race started - the crowd ahead of us.|
Originally, I had planned to train with the C25K program and run this particular race. As it turned out, training got sidetracked by several factors and I was not able to run. That means I walked the race. I did not push myself as hard as I could have, but I am told that I helped to push my friend Deanna hard enough to make her go faster than she would have on her own. I started the race with two friends, Deanna and Adrienne. Adrienne set her own pace that was faster than Deanna's. Had Deanna not been there, I would have pushed myself to keep up with Adrienne. As it turns out, Adrienne finished about 10-15 minutes earlier than Deanna and I, and we finished the race at 54 minutes, 25 seconds (or thereabouts - the time was started before we crossed the Start line, and I didn't see the clock until we had been finished for about 20 seconds, so I subtracted for the 20 seconds but not for the distance to the Start line). Official times will be posted on Monday.
|Deanna and me shortly after crossing the Finish Line!|
This particular race was a Duathlon, meaning that racers had the option to do a bicycle race after finishing the 5K. I know myself and know that I am in no way in shape for a bike race. Additionally, my bike is in no shape for a 20 km bike race. Maybe next year!
|Relaxing after the race - Adrienne, me, and Deanna|