Hmm... I have a feeling that wouldn't look too good on a t-shirt.Yes. I finished this race with a time of 24:33. My 5k PR? Yeah, it's 24:32. Could I have ran 2 seconds faster and beaten my PR... No.
This race kicked my ass. I couldn't remember what my actual 5k PR was (I know... it's a problem). But I did know that my splits for the PR were 7:55. So, I knew I had to do better than 7:55.
I started off well... too well, I think... I had a 7:50 first mile. I seriously think that is the fastest I've ever run in my entire life. The next mile, I followed a couple of hot dudes and managed a 7:54. But that is where it all fell apart folks...
After the second mile, I felt like I was going to die. And not my typical overly dramatic "oh I'm going to die." But seriously die. I tried to push myself to keep on keeping on. But I was fading. My stomach was knotted with side stitches and my legs were dead and heavy.
I ran that 3rd mile in 8:01. The longest 8 minutes of my entire life, I tell you.