The color blast was not in my training program for the weekend, but I figured it is only a 5k and I could use it to replace a speed workout for the week. I wore my favorite shirt that sports the mantra, run your heart out.
Sam and Mackenzie ran the race with their friends, and had a good time stopping at each spray station for a color blast. I on the other hand did not stop for a blast of color, I was focused on breathing, I have forgotten how hard it is to run under a 7:00 pace. It felt like my lungs were going to collapse, running fast definitely qualifies as out of my comfort zone.
The turnout for the race was great, there were costumes, teams and best of all… smiling faces everywhere. I did a little jogging around the park and tried to stretch, which I always find hard to do at the local runs because I end up talking to people. The first mile, I ran a bit too slow, which forced me to enter the pain zone for the last couple of miles. Honestly, I haven’t run a 5k in so long that I wasn’t sure what to expect.
End time of 21:23 – 6:55 pace – and it was fun.
Thought of the day:
If you enjoy the run, consider it a win!