We REALLY do have to write about THE GOOD, THE BAD, and THE UGLY on this blog right? Unfortunately, I have had a lot of the last two categories and not nearly enough of the first!
I had high (er) hopes for this race. I've run a lot more miles in 2012 than I had a year ago and I was really hoping to break last year's time. Every time, I want to "race", I always get let down. Maybe my expectations were just too high. Maybe I should just give up running and be a professional Jelly Bean eater. Heaven knows I've eaten WAY too many Starburst Jelly Beans!
My husband's office sponsored a "team". I was the only runner who didn't wear the "awesome" green/yellow shirt. Maybe that is why I ran so horrible :) There were only 3 of us who ran the 10K (me, hubby and some dude) - everyone else ran the 5K. Next year I think I will run the 5K.
I put last year's time in the ().
AP: 8:33 (8:24)
Mile 1: 8:30 (8:55) - I was breathing hard right from the start. I knew I started out too fast and was already thinking I was going to blow up! Gradual uphill.
Mile 2: 9:02 (9:07) - BIG BIG BIG LONG hill going up by the Provo Temple. We ran by an old basement apartment we lived in during college. Still breathing way too hard.
Mile 3: 8:02 (7:53) - Start of the down hill. We hit a brick wall of wind. I had to put my head down to help block flying debris. I kept my eyes nearly shut because I had so much dust/dirt flying in my contacts. I just couldn't get the momentum going down the hill. Already started to feel pukey and I still had 3 miles to go.
Mile 4: 8:26 (8:03) - Stopped for water and walked for a few seconds. SO pukey.
Mile 5: 8:35 (8:23) - Stopped at another water stop. Just trying to hang.
Mile 6: 8:49 (8:26) - I entered the track and started to get dizzy. I had to puke, but didn't want to in front of all my hubby's coworkers (that would be a bit embarrassing). Slowed down to the walk/shuffle.
After I stood there for a minute, I snuck out of the track and went to find Tim. It wasn't his best race either. I ran him in. It was getting really cold and the wind was still blowing, so we took off. No cool down run, no stretching. Just pouting :)
Live and learn. Moving on!