5K Race

Last 5k race for this year. My timing was approx 30:30 according to my wrist watch. I proud to say that I ran all the way. In the other races that I did this year,  I had to take few walking  breaks to get my breath back andI think the reason for this I usually sprint in the beginning without any warm up and then get out of breath. It was a good time based on the last 2 races that I did. So I’m very happy that my workouts were fruitful.

Today the race started later than the mentioned time because there were quite a few new registrants and they wanted to get all of them in so instead of 8:45 the 5K race started at 9:20 am. I jogged my way to the starting line from where my car was parked to get the body warm. I spot jogged for couple minutes at a time. I think this helped warm up my body and increase my heart rate a little bit.

I read abt warm up techniques and they say serious runners do a 5 k warmup and then few speed works before a 5 k race. So the shorter the race the longer the warm up, but there was no way I could do the 5 k warmup. I would have no energy in the end. It was interesting to read what serious runners do get PR.

So in the morning , I had 4 scrambled eggs and some beetroot.

8:20 I had half a banana, hoping the race would start at 8:45.

Just few sips of water, so I don’t have to use the bathroom mid race.


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