Yes! I PR'd at the Running the Rails 5K this morning!
After my really crappy 10 miler yesterday, I received a text to do a 5K tomorrow from my friend Rebecca. I figured what better way to start out my week of vacation, so we met to sign up :)
This race was unlike no other in the fact that I didn't plan for it in advance, didn't look at the route at all, didn't even lay out my clothes the night before. I figured, let's just go for it and have fun.
We arrived in plenty of time as it was a small race; there weren't even lines for the portajohns! About 10 minutes after the start time, we were off uneventfully. Rebecca and I started off kinda fast, but we kept it going the whole time!!
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I've never run consistent 9s - I consider 10s to be fast for me!
It started sprinkling at the start and ended up raining through the entire race. Oh well, I figured that no matter what, we'd get our first rain-race PR :)
The first 2.5 miles went fairly uneventfully and then I was kinda dragging the last bit. This is where racing with a friend really came into play. Rebecca kept me going and I was ecstatic as we crossed the finish line and saw that I finally beat my old PR from December 2009! (My 5K PR is from my first 5K - how can that be??!! I raced in cotton and knew nothing about running!!)
Overall, it was a great race and I'm so glad we did it on a complete whim. It's an added bonus that I actually like the race shirt and wore it around today!