Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chase Challenge

Thanks to the wonderful heat and humidity here last night, the race was shortened from 3.5 miles to 2 miles.  I did not realize this until I got to the turn around and there was the 1 mile marker.  At this point I did not know that they also decided not to time the race.  Because of the type of person I am, both of these things disappointed me, but I understand why they did it.  The temperature was 90 and the humidity was in the oppressive range.  Personally, while I like to push myself, I'm not going to push myself to the point of fainting, throwing up or any other negative happening.  I know I'm not going to win the race and I'm not going to push myself to do so.  With that said, I finished in under 28 minutes.  I'm not sure exactly my time because they decided not to time it, but my Nike band said 28:09 when I remember to turn it off after getting my bottle of water and walking for a minute so I guess my actual time was some where between 26 and 27 minutes.

While I know I can run a 5k in 30 minutes of less, this time doesn't bother me considering the time of day and the heat.  I am used to running at 4am when it's maybe 60 degrees on average.  This race was at 6:25pm after working all day and 30 degrees warmer.

Maybe next year it will be cooler.  For more info on this years race you can check it out here.

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