Monday, May 7, 2012

Race Report: Cinco de Mayo 5k

Cinco de Mayo 5k
Date: 5/6/2012
Finish time = 39:46 (12:50/mile pace)

At 22 weeks pregnant, and horribly out of shape, this certainly wasn't my fastest 5k ever.  But it wasn't the slowest either.  And I'm happy as hell that I'm still able to run.  Of course I use the word "run" very loosely here, but I think that anything faster than a walk qualifies.
I started the morning shivering at Pioneer Square with Ken & Jessica wondering where the sun disappeared to.  Within the first quarter mile Jessica was long gone ahead of us (and she had a great race!), but Ken hung with me the entire way.  We walked a handful of times, mostly because baby was wedged firmly in my side, causing something very similar to the worst side-ache ever.  But for the majority of the course we trotted along at a nice conversational pace.  Nothing very exciting to report.
Oh, if you're pregnant and running, get a support belt.  I have one that is too small/ill-fitting and one that is too large.  So I didn't wear one at all.  And I would have killed for either of them today.

We wrapped up the morning with a yummy burrito and Lagunitas IPAs at the finish line.  Well, Ken enjoyed the IPAs.  I enjoyed imagining how delicious they tasted.
And then we saw a couple of girlfriends come in from the other distance events.  Here we are with Jenn, who rocked the hilly half-marathon!
All-in-all it was a great race.  Maybe if I can find another 5k this summer I'll be able to score a "pregnant PR" sometime in the next 4 months.

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