This weekend was the Sweat Your Thorns Off 5K Virtual Race hosted by Adam at I Am Boring. Now, I signed up because a) I wanted to make sure I ran this weekend and b) I felt kind of bad about banditing his Freeze Your Thorns Off 5K back in the fall.
Gotta say that I am a terrible race participant. Here are the reasons I didn't run on the day of the race:
- I worked from 10:30am - 7pm.
- I don't run in the mornings by myself so wasn't going out before work. I also like to sleep in.
- I wasn't going to run by myself after work. By the time we got home and got Spud to bed, Colin decided to go to a friend's place and all I wanted to do was sit on my rear and watch
Bridget Jones' Diary againsome crappy TV.
So I ran on Sunday after work. Now, I did not race myself for 5km. I could have. But I had a 7km long run scheduled and I knew I was going to run longer than that. All in all I did about 11km. Not sure, though, because my GPS battery crapped out at 8-ish. I turned it back on and it promptly told me I'd gone a kilometre in 3:41.
I've counted my first 5km from Sunday's run as my official race time. Given that it was part of a long run, I take a planned 1 minute walk break for every 20 minutes of running, and I had a whole bunch of traffic lights to contend with, I'm pretty happy with my performance.