Since I'll be completing my long run this weekend, I thought I'd kick this 5k mid-week during my 5-mile tempo run. The re-cap:
Who: the Average Woman Runner
What: The "I just felt like running" virtual 5k hosted by Jeff @ Detroit Runner
When: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Where: Downtown Seattle waterfront, Olympic Sculpture Park, Myrtle Edwards Park. As close as you can get to 0% grade in Seattle.
Why: Because I JUST FELT LIKE RUNNING!
How: Incorporate my 5k race into my 5-mile tempo run
|Courtesy of USATF.ORG|
It was a cool (43 degree F), rainy day - typical Seattle March weather. Not too bad, really. I headed north from work along Alaskan Way for my Furman FIRST 5-mile tempo. After 1 mile (7:56), I officially started the VIRTUAL 5k. The first mile turned out a bit faster than I wanted so I reigned it in so I could actually finish the whole distance without walking.
No mountain views due to the clouds but I did snap this foggy image of the Port of Seattle/mouth of the Duwamish River after I hit my turn-around point in Myrtle Edwards Park.
|South-bound on trail, Myrtle Edwards Park|
I wrapped up the last mile in 8:25, a bit off-pace but overall, nice 5-mile tempo time of 39:50. Back at the office I changed back into street clothes (still sweaty, gross!) so I could meet Mr. F and Baby F for post-race libations at...
|Pyramid Alehouse is about < 1 mile from my work, slightly > 1 mile from my house|
Average Woman Runner = seasonal Imperial IPA (mine was better + over 8% alcohol, ouch!)
Food = not healthy but quite tasty
THANKS DETROIT JEFF for hosting this 5k and getting me to push a bit harder than I would have during a regular tempo run!!