Sunday, June 28, 2009

Hawiian Pizza Fiasco 5K

I went and ran a 5K nearby last night. Its not actually called the Hawiian Pizza Fiasco 5K, but that could be a great name. I went to Canfield and ran in the Cardinal Classic 5K. I have only run one 5K this year so I wanted to see where I was at. And the only 5K I ran was the Hangover classic which included a beer stop.

I wanted to see where I was at. A late night speed session with a couple hundred people. Im hoping to do good in the Firecracker 4 miler next week so this was a good chance to see if it was possible. But with it starting at 9 PM makes it tough to figure out what to eat. I had ordered a Hawiian pizza Friday night. Of course there was leftovers. Took them in my lunch to work. And it felt like they stayed there till some time today.

Now I dont think it was a total distater. I really wasn't sure what to expect. I been doing speedwork but not really for long enough. And this wasn't a goal race to me. I got 2 of them next month. But I do need to do at least one race a month. This was one of my last chances. So I ran it with what felt like a brick in my stomach. I made it to the finish line without losing it on the course. In a 5K that might mean I didn't run it hard enough, a matter of opinion.

I finished in a alright time of 26:05. I wore my heart rate monitor, didnt look at during race. Still figuring out my Max and paces for workouts. (Mel did you get my email?) Heres the splits with the average HR after it. I imagine its normal that I got slower and heart rate went up in a race. If I figured my max heart rate from the intervals Wednesday has 200 then I dont think I could of run this much faster.
split AHR
Mile 1 7:59 184
Mile 2 8:30 189
Mile 3 8:52 195
mile .1 0:44 196
total 26:05 191

PS I liked the shirt so thats another plus for the race.


Mel-2nd Chances said...

great job on the race despite the heavy stomach. Nope, didn't see your email yet.... right?

ShutUpandRun said...

Nice time considering you had that brick in your stomach!!

Some guy named John said...

Reminds me a little of a late-night 8K I ran about this time last year with a stomach full of pizza. You did comparatively better than I did under similar circumstances! Good job on fine race.

Marlene said...

The feeling of a brick in your stomach does not sound fun at all, but congrats on the race! Excellet time!

Gina Harris said...

I hate evening races just because of what you experienced. I always eat too much before & feel, like you said, "Like I have a brick in my stomach." Great job!