Marathon Training Starts with a Bang: 18th Annual Weston July 4th Celebration 5K Race
Today, I ran the Weston Hometown July 4th Celebration 5K, in Weston, FL. This was a small race with only 1134 finishers (small for us). Weston always organize good races and the town came to see us off.
Edited to add: I came in 257th overall, and 9th in my AG out of 69.
I was hoping for a PR based upon my last 10K PR and how the training had been going. I really did not train but did a couple of speedwork sessions in preparation for it. I was debating whether to do 7:58 (McMillan) or 8mm. I ended up pretty close to 8mm.
Finished in 24:57 and came in 9th in my AG (I show up now as 7th with a time of 24:02 but I know that is wrong, so they must correct it). The race was a certified course. It was not that hot (81F) but super humid (82%). I was soaked during the warmup.
I ran well and pretty much on an even pace (8:03, 8:02, 8:03, 0:49). I felt strong throughout, except I got a sidestitch at mile 2.76.
Overall, pretty good for my last race of the season. Thanks for reading.