Saturday, October 15, 2011

Running...without water! 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!!

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