I completed the 5K yesterday. My timing was about what I expected and not that bad considering how hot it was at 8:30 in the morning.
On such a short distance in Valley Forge, you run mostly up hill for the first half. Unless you are running less than 8 minute miles, you have to turn around for the 45 minute run that we were doing. So we ran mostly up hill, past the arch that they have in the park and then turned around and ran mostly downhill. I love running downhill. I know it is bad for me. I don’t try to sprint or run any faster down hills. I try to maintain control. I just pick my feet a little bit more and let gravity help me along.
Okay, I’ll wait for the lectures.
Anyways, I finished in 45 minutes. Not bad. I’ll get faster, but I miss having Rachel with me at practices. 😦