I ran the Paint the Streets 5K on Saturday, July 28, 2012. I decided it was finally time to try racing a 5K again after an 8-month hiatus. My last 5K was the Turkey Trot, and I've only done a few 10Ks since then too. I intended to do several 5Ks this summer, but after the Minnesota Marathon, I was injured and had to take some time off from running and then racing while I healed and recovered.
This race was a clean sweep of the top 3 women's spots for the Fleet Feet Racing Team. My teammates Caitlyn and Jillian finished 1st and 2nd respectively. I was 3rd. I am extremely happy with this ranking, since there were two girls right on my heels that I managed to stay ahead of. I am also happy with my time of 20:18. It is only 3 seconds slower than my winning time in this race last year. I felt pretty good throughout the race which surprised me because my warm up was horrible! I would love a chance to improve on this time in another 5K soon.
20:18 8th OA, 3rd OA Female
These pictures are courtesy of a great local guy, Gregg Gelmis from We Run Huntsville, who takes photos throughout the race.
|Start line (I am towards the right in pink shoes, second row)|
|I could feel my competition closing in as we finished the race!|