Anyway, I ran in another 5K run this morning. It was sooooo HOT, Humid, and HOT!!!!!!!!!!!
I ended up running into one of Leroy's co-workers. I felt kinda dumb that I didn't know that he was running but he knew that I was running. Leroy really needs to work on his communication skills. Ya, this guy totally past me up on the race. I was hoping he wouldn't past me but I guess he must be in better shape than I thought. His kinda a big tall guy. I'm going to have to ask Leroy to ask what time he finished the race.
I was busy streching my legs when I noticed my right hamstring was super tight. I decided to get a free massage. I'm not a touchy feely person. Wonderful!!!! The guy did a great job. Only one of my hamstrings were tight. He thought it was odd. He did a couple of deep massages but it still was tight. His wife showed me a new way to really strech the muscle. It worked awesome.
I started off to a great start to the race. I was in the front and took off super fast. I managed to do the first mile in 7 minutes. I was on fire. The weather outside was frightful. 100% humditiy and 91 degrees outside. The heat didn't brother me to much in the beginning of the race. The second mile, I was still making really good time. The third mile, I thought I was going to die. The heat was really starting to get to me. I was exhausted. I ended up having to run up a hill than over a bridge. I was so slow. I thought for sure I would end with an awesome time. I was orginially planning on sprinting in really fast at the end but I was wiped out. I ended up finishing at excatly at 29:00 minutes. I really was hoping to get in at 28:00 minutes.
My biggest mistake was running to fast in the beginning and dying at the end. The trick in running in a race is to hold back in the beginning and finish really strong at the end. I'm going to run in another 5k on 4th of July. Hopefully, I have learned my lesson. I will say that 29:00 minutes is still my best time. I'm trying hard not to be too hard on myself. I'm not going to give up.