Saturday, October 6, 2007

PR's and Problems

This morning was the 5K PT Fall Blast race in Lititz, PA. The weather was great for running...not too hot, not too cold, and not raining! :o) Here are our finish times:

Curt: 25:05
me: 21:46

Now, Curt and I typically liked this race for two reasons:
1) the flat, fast course
2) the post-run give outs (goodie bag, prizes, and food!)

First problem: less door prizes and not as good door prizes as last year. (Oh, and we didn't win any.) :o(

The second problem lies in the finish times. My first two miles were right on my normal pace of 7:50 and 7:30 respectively. But when I saw the clock at the finish line, I just about fell over, realizing that it would mean I did my last mile in under 7 minutes and knowing that I have NEVER and definitely DID NOT run a mile in under 7 minutes. So, of course, I start talking with people, investigating this mystery. It took a listening ear and a few comments to realize that I was not the only one who thought the course was less than the 3.1 miles it was supposed to be. After getting home and mapping the course out, we saw that it was actually 2.9 miles...ugh.

Now, I know most of you reading this are probably thinking, "What is she complaining about??? They finished with great times, didn't they?" Yes, I'm really happy with my time and VERY excited about Curt's time (especially since, after calculating it out, we both would have had PR's in a 5K). But we didn't run a 5K, and we paid money to do that! Oh, well....there is nothing we can do about it except write to the company that organizes the race and let them in on the problem (yup, already did it). Posting what our times would have been for a 5K would probably make us feel better, too:

Curt - 26:48
me - 23:16

Yup, that helps. :o)


Qtpies7 said...

I would be relieved that the course was shorter, lol. I'm all about less is more when it comes to exercise.
Thanks for entering for the Love Letters to a Child book.

Alyson said...

thatis still a very respectable finish. Before I had my third child I was down to those numbers. Now that I am starting to run again I am slower than molasses!! I don't even want to clock myself in a race at this point. I would embarrass myself!

on that note...I booked my in-laws for tonight...I AM going for a run!!