Simply put, I loved this race. I loved the course. I loved the neighborhood feel. I loved the camaraderie. I loved the start and finish at Commonwealth Brewing.
And I loved my approach.
I went into this race wanting a PR. The last two 5ks have left me satisfied, but this race I wanted more. I was going to go after that dusty 5k. Sub 8 pace or bust.
Bust won this race. The story is probably told best in numbers.
Mile 1 – 7:55
Mile 2 – 8:38
Mile 3 – 9:07
Final push – 6:49 pace
Walk breaks – 3
Official Results – 5k, 25:56, 8:21 average pace
Bust may have won this race over a personal best, but I’m walking away the real winner.
I went for it. I finished with my 2nd best 5k time, and I walked 3 times. Normally I’d be mad at those walk breaks. Not this time. This time all I see and feel is potential. I just needed to clean up my race, and I’ll come home with a new gold star.
It’s in me. I have a personal best and so much more ready for me to claim it.
Next up: Allen Stone 5k on July 16th (unless I get impatient)