Water...it covers at least 70 percent of the earth - too bad some races aren't covered wtih 70 percent water!
I feel so stupid!! I always wear my water belt...always...even for 5Ks! But when Baby Boy and I ran the Cross City Race recently, I felt so (over)confident that I wanted to run as free as I could. So I left my water in the car. I knew they'd have water at every mile...right? WRONG!! I even remember my trainer, Kyle, warning everyone to NOT rely on the race for water!
So, Baby Boy and I started at a really great pace...9:28 for our first mile! I started looking for the water tables...none appeared. Second mile...9:30...again, I looked for the water tables...I even heard other people asking the volunteers on the side streets - "Where's the water?" and I saw the volunteers point forward! Mile 3...starting to feel my extreme lack of water...finally a water table...but alas...too late for me. Mile 4,5,and 6...averaged 10:20...must have water...
So, my goal had been to beat last year's time of 58 minutes, but instead I ran 59:46. Disappointing. Lesson learned - always take water.
Up next - Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K...I'm feeling fast...and I'll have water!!