Yesterday was the Founders 5K in Prospect Park. This was my first time racing in my hometown of Brooklyn, NY! My prior PR for the 5K distance was 49:19. It had been a while since I ran a 5K, so I was shooting for a sub 44:00 finish time.
|Before the race at the Start|
The first mile felt really good, I decided to ditch my usual intervals and just run and take short walk breaks as I felt necessary. When I got to the Mile 1 marker I almost did a double take, 12:25?? My fastest mile EVER!
The second mile was the hardest of the run because there was a really big hill that I wasn't expecting. This hill had a LONG and STEADY incline that just never seemed to end. I asked the guy at the 2nd mile marker when the hill was gonna end, he didn't sound like he knew so wasn't very encouraged! I wound up finishing mile 2 in 14:29.
The 3rd mile wasn't too bad, but I knew the hill during the 2nd mile took a lot out of me, but I had enough energy reserved to make sure I finished strong. 3rd Mile time 13:42.
Official finish time was 41:33!!! DEMOLISHED my prior PR and my goal of 44:00!!!
I went to my Weight Watchers meeting when we got back, and figured Id kick the scale's ass too while I was at it. Down another 1.4lbs, bringing my total weight lost total to 205!!
Here I am wearing a jacket I bought in size LARGE!! My first time wearing anything without an X in front of it in 20+ years!!