Hello all! Race recap for ya from That Dam Night Run 2010 at DeGray Lake.
I am disappointed to say the least. If you remember my previous 5K was run in 26:52. I was hoping to better this time by at least a minute. This course was mostly flat and downhill and was supposed to be very fast. Hmpf.
The temperature was 100 degrees at 8pm when the race was scheduled to start. I don't think it actually started until around 8:30. So I am guessing the temp was about 99 degrees by then. Sounds a little insane to be running in that heat, right? Right. But it was only a 5K and I can run twice that amount without a problem. I hydrated all day long and was prepared to deal with the heat. Or so I thought.
The first two miles were fine and dandy. I kept a steady pace once I made my way out of the traffic. Clocking 9:30 exactly at mile one and 17:48 at mile two. About mile 2.75 the nausea set in. It was too hot! I pushed myself up a small hill, expecting the finish to be just below. It wasn't. That got inside my head. I finally gave into a walk break for 20 seconds and then picked my ass back up to finish. I never did get that second wind that is usually guaranteed with me and running.
Anyways here are the results:
Official time of 28:05
123 out of 401 female runners.
14th in my age division of 25-29 year olds.
There were about 850 runners total. Amazing too me! This was also my first chip timed race which I thought was super cool.
My running buddy Phyllis beat her previous 5K time coming in at 28:26. She placed 13th in her division. Way to go Phyllis!
A few race pics for ya!