This weekend I participated in the #DJV5K. I signed up several weeks ago before I had really thought about where I would be in my half training. It was just this week that I realized I had a 9 mile run to do this weekend.
So, what’s a girl to do in a situation like that?
My best solution was to run a 5.9 mile warm up then try and bust out the fastest 5K I could to get a 9 mile total. Crazy? Maybe. But it was the best idea I could come up with. Thankfully my running buddy didn’t even flinch when I brought it up and happily joined in the fun.
We met at 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning. It was dark with breaking low temperature of 43 degrees. I will try and not complain for those of you still having summer weather. I do love me some fall weather but that felt more like winter when we started.
We ran our first 6 miles, then stopped to stretch and take some more pictures.
After a quick break we restarted our apps were off. Our goal: finish without dying. This was kind of a weird feeling. Usually 5K’s are all about speed, game on run as fast as you can. I went into this one thinking if we can do this under 30:00 I am going to be thrilled.
Sure enough 3.1 miles later