More work to be done

I’m halfway through the 5K plan now and today’s run was a practice 5K. It stormed last night and thought the rain dried up overnight, the wind was still blowing at 35 MPH with gusts up to 40 when I left the house. I drove to the park where the 5K will be held and hit the trails for a quick walk, jog, then full bore practice 5K. The first mile was mostly in a wooded area and I ran it in 6:52. Shortly after the 1 mile mark, I got out of the trees and into the wind. It was almost like running into a brick wall. I swear I actually went backwards at one point. I struggled through the onslaught of rushing air, slowing to a walk at two or three points. I finished slightly worse than my personal best, wretching over the last tenth of a mile. Upon finishing, I promptly ducked into the woods and threw up. I finished in 23:16 where I was hoping to finish in 21:15. I’m not sure if the wind can account for a 2 minute difference or not, but I definately think I’ve got a ways to go if I’m going to break 20 minutes in the actual race. I’m a little disappointed in my results today, but I’m not going to let it discourage me.

Actual workout

.25 miles walking

.75 miles at 9:30 pace

3.1 miles at 7:30 pace

.25 miles walking

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