Last Saturday, it was about 9pm a friend from my group told me about this 5K they were running the following morning... I was like "oh well, it's not like I have to study 39483 things for school or anything right" :). So let me try to describe it: I'd rather ran 15 half-marathons than run a single 5K race. It's painful. It hurts. I don't enjoy it. I've cursed every single step of the way why the hell do I have to run, why couldn't I choose some other sport, why whyy whyyyy. But then it ended and I was like :D (ok maybe 15min after it ended when my lungs went back to my thorax and my heart stopped trying to pop out of my ribs.
Don't get fooled, I only sprint out when I'm SURE I see the finishing line within no more than 200m lol
The elites - and moi :)
Ahnm, excuse me, my bff from my running group won the race?
So today it was another 5K, a group race. Total of 20K covered by a group of 4. If I've suffered so much finishing the other 5K why would I do another one a week later, you ask? Glad you've asked, because I don't know why EITHER! Next thing I new, I was signing up and ready to roll. So you might think that, since I've run a 5K a week before, this one would be a piece of cake, right? WRONG. It hurt. My lungs were burning crazy, I could feel my heartbeat all over my body, I was wondering WHY WHYYY WHYYYY do I have to run, I should be sleeping like all the (un)cool kids, whyyy. Oh well. I still don't know why I do it, I just know I keep doing it. It's an addiction, isn't it? I just wonder... will it EVER ever get a little easier?
My group of today's race and our running couch. They've LIED TO ME. I told them I was gonna slow the whole group down and they said no one was worrying about time. Their 5K times? 17, 20, 21min. Yeahhh right.
Of course the boys took the podium. :)
The gals who kicked major bootie.
Hanging out with Laura to see if I can catch "speedinitis" from her.
Runner's idea of partying hard. :)
Overall, it was an awesomesauce race. I hated every minute of it while I was running, but the before and specially the after feelings make it ALL WORTH it. Can't wait to suffer on the next one :)
Help me here, peeps: do you guys also suffer while running short distance races or even while doing speed training or that's just me?
The perfect distance and pace ever?
21K. The perfect pace for me would be around 8:40-ish. It's the kind of pace I totally forget I'm running and keep going on and on and on and on. It's a reminder of why I like running so much and is a MUST on a weekly basis lol.
This takes a special meaning for me. I used to be one of those people who always HAD to overdo it to think it was worth doing. If I only had time for a quick 30min run, I'd rather NOT RUN AT ALL, because I thought it was lamesauce. Now I know how MEANINGFUL those precious 30min are and I treasure every single second of it :)