Showing posts with label Dragon Dash. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dragon Dash. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Dragon Dash 5k Recap

The Corinth Dragon Dash 5k was May 1st, and we'll I'm a little behind updating the blogo so this is TBB trying catch up. Bear with us, I won't be regularly training for the next eleven days due to time constrictions and schedule. Don't fret the blog will get updated, just not with adventures!

LIKE I WAS SAYING...The Corinth Dragon Dash 5k was Saturday. I can't say I was totally planning on running this, and as weird as this sounds: 5ks aren't a distance I'm particularly really trained for. I physically can run the distance no problem, but as soon as I get psyched up the race is over.

The race is a benefit for a local grade school, so the race was full of kids. Not ideal for someone trying to set a PR, at guntime there was a deluge of kiddies forging the chip pads. They sprinted out of the shoot, and it was thick through the first mile. Within a mile, I looked ahead and saw the leaders and realized there were only a handful of women. The course was super hilly, hills that I wasn't mentally prepared for. At almost a mile and half, a yellow lab jumped out of now where and jumped on me. Think he's a follower? I bet he wants to run with Goliath. The dog wanted to run with me, it was so awesome. He kept up, until his owner came running out of a house screaming for him.

With less than a mile left, I knew I wasn't hitting my PR so I took out my headphones and started talking to my fellow racers: grade school kids from Corinth. A lot of them were just trucking along, I asked them about running and if they liked it. They seemed a little overwhelmed, and truth be told I was too. I knew I wasn't living up to my potential, and I felt like quitting.

I finished the race, and enjoyed a bagel with my little buddy Conrad. It wasn't until late Sunday night that I found out I won my division! YES! I PLACED FIRST in women 20-30! I wasn't pleased with my time at all, but when I found this out I was! WOOHOO!!

Saturday's Mileage: 3.1
Time: 27:11