|Photo courtesy of Southern Nevada Susan G. Komen|
For breakfast I ate a toaster waffle with a little bit of butter and a tiny amount of syrup. I also threw half of a cliff bar in my purse to snack on before the race. I left home at 6:30 anticipating that the traffic and parking downtown would be awful. I got to the Las Vegas downtown area around 6:45 and scored great parking. I had a half hour to kill so I just sat in my car and listened to the radio on my phone. At 7:15 I met up with a runner friend, and we hung out before the race. It really made the time go by much faster. At 7:45 we did our warm up together, and then it was time to head into the corrals.
|photo courtesy of Spy on Vegas. I'm the little bit of yellow in the picture.|
The thing I love about 5k's is that they are over before you know it. The first mile I ran it bit fast for the first 400 meters to get away from the crowds and to find my groove. By the second mile the crowds had thinned out and the lead women were way ahead of me. I don't really know what my split times were. I'm using a really cheap watch that just acts like a normal stopwatch.
With a mile to go I just tried to keep my speed constant. I was able to pick off a few runners but, I also got passed by a few runners. My allergies were still bugging me but, I was able to run fine.
|I borrowed this picture from Facebook. This picture is kind of deceiving. |
The lady who is behind me in the picture actually beat me by four seconds.
* By the way my runner friend did really well she was 4th woman overall with a time of 20:44. Nice!