Saturday, March 19, 2011
Bengal Run 5K
Nice day for a race, a bit chilly, but overall good.
I was hoping to run at least as fast as I did last 5K (19:29). Course was nice and flat, not too much wind, so this was possible. However, about .25 into the race I felt my HR skyrocket and this was confirmed with a 202 on my HR monitor. I slowed it down quite a bit and finished mile 1 @ 6:30, well off my desired pace. My HR stabilized nicely and I was able to run mile 2 at 6:16. From there I gave it all I could and ran a 6:05 for the final mile and a 5:45 pace for the final .10, finishing at 19:30, 1 second off my best.
I also placed 1st in my age group out of 27!
Avg HR/Max HR: 165/208