Sunday, June 27, 2010
Squire Creek Peach Festival 5K Race Report
The race didn't start on the dot at 8 a.m., maybe about 5 or so minutes later. But it was fine. I was nervous and felt the urge to go tinkle. I always have that feeling when I am nervous. It was already in the 80s that morning and I could feel the humidity. I was worried because I haven't ran outside since it got warm. I knew I was going to start at a comfortable pace so I'll have enough energy at the end. My previous PR was 33:++ minutes. I don't remember the seconds because that was before I was competitive and before I realized that every second matters. So, this race, I wanted to PR and if I can hit 30 minutes, I would be very thrilled.
I kept a nice pace at below 10:30/mile pace for the first mile. There was an easy incline there - nothing drastic. I wasn't familiar with this part of town or where I was going until about 0.5 mile into it where I hit the college campus. I had ran that part of the campus before so, I was aware of any uphills for that stretch. It was a nice run. I love my college campus and I was smiling as I made my happy way around the campus.