Therefore, getting out there in the real hilly routes without adequate training in the real world was a wake-up call, even though I expected it.
However, that said, the Wickenburg 5K route HAD to be on the short side. With those hills and being sick this week, there's no way my time was 4 minutes better than other 5Ks. Oh well. 34:33 on my timer (34:31 officially).
I'll take it!
2015 Wickenburg Wild West Run Results
- Overall, I came in 64th out of 169 in the 5K.
- For just the females, I came in 36th out of 111
- And in my age bracket, I came in 9th out of 24
And new age bracket or not, my time on that run will be better next year. I know I'll be more adequately trained. Plus, the route isn't far at all from where our house is being built. I can train on the actual route along with the hilly roads nearby.
|Heading back...over halfway done... yeah, it looks flat there...But don't be fooled!|
In the meantime, I'm still trying to figure out if I'm still under the weather (that the run didn't help with, I realize) or if I'm coming down with something new along with the continual pain in muscle groups that I forgot that I had to begin with.
Until next time...