I haven’t really felt like blogging lately, sorry about that. Not that I have that many followers anyway. I am going to keep this post short so as to not exert all my blog posting enthusiasm.
Last weekend I ran what was dubbed the Pete the Cat 5K technically called the 2013 Beat the Street for Little Feet which benefited the Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool. I wanted to do the race as a way to get involved with Team Decatur and I really wanted the T-Shirt. Pete the Cat is rather famous here in Decatur, GA and the author James Dean is active in the local community. I also knew my nephew and other young ones have read the book.
I woke up race morning to the sound of rain outside and considered heading over to the race start to pick up my shirt and go home. Instead, I remembered how all of my Sedalia running buddies had ran the Lub Dub the weekend before in the rain. I opted not to wear a jacket and was cold waiting around for the race to start as the rain pelted down. At 8:00 the race started. I was feeling good and just wanted to be done in the rain. After about a half a mile I was warned by a fellow running buddy about a treacherous double hill. I thought that hill was going to take it out of me, but I kept powering through. I honestly thought I was running about a 10:00 min/mile pace. As I neared the finish line I gave it all I had left like I like to do in 5K races and was pleasantly surprised to see the time clock with a 27 as the first number considering my previous PR was a 29:14 on a flat course with near perfect running weather.
I had been guesstimating my time to be in the 27:40 range since that’s what I remembered seeing as I crossed the line. The official results came out today and my time was 27:39.75. I guess these hills have really helped increase my speed after all. Now I kind of want to know what my time would be like on a flat course with no rain. Or maybe the rain helped me run faster since I wanted to get home and dry? Regardless, I had a great race and it’s always nice to have a new shiny PR. I am keeping up with a few of my New Year’s Non Resolutions after-all!