Hesitantly, I decided to peek at the official chip time of the last 5K. I felt I totally blew it, and was beating myself up, because I felt so off that day, and I don’t even know why. To my surprise it was a 39 minute finish! Again, another lesson learned, I knew nothing about a chip difference, but that makes sense–I was freaking when my running app said one thing, and the finishing clock said something different. I figured it was the extra running around people, whatever. But, yeah we all cross the start at different times. So, that isn’t bad considering everything, it was still a 12.49 mm pace. I was 46th out of 99 in my age group and 447 out of 799. It could be worse. I will do better the next time, and I learn something new with every race.. this is only my 3rd event ever. And, it is a better time than the other two… All I wanted was to see improvement, and I did.
I feel like I want to run again….. ha ha