Hmmm. Maybe there is something to doing 5Ks without much rest between them. The Aubrae Gunderson Memorial 5K in Conyers, GA was easily the toughest race I’ve done yet, but somehow I actually managed a personal best. Not that my personal best is impressive, but I’m excited about the improvement.
I owe a big thank you to the guy in front of me at the 2-mile mark. I had just finished coming up the third big hill and decided to coast to the finish instead of pushing myself. I really figured I was spent and there was no way I was going to improve upon my best time. That’s when I overheard him give the race time to his wife and I realized I still had a chance to take it home with a good time. So, I kicked it up a gear and did my fastest of the three miles at the end. I’m not sure I could have ran another five steps at the end of the race.
I’m already looking forward to doing this race again next year.