I have not run a 5K on the road in five months. I have been training and racing on the trails for about two years. I have done four road races and all 5Ks this being my latest. I do 5Ks for speed work and I want to run at least one under 27 minutes. A group of trail runners decided to do a road race for fun and the rain has forced us off the trails. I had made the decision to go for the sub 27 but I was still recovering from the 25K. My feet were still sore and I also had leg soreness after putting in many miles on hills to get ready for another race that was rained out. The Dallas Corporate 5K was on a Thursday night which is usually my off day. I put all these factors in my failure to get under 27 minutes. My time of 27:25 was slightly disappointing. The course was flat and fast but it was very warm and humid. I thought it would be colder and I was overdressed with a heavy long sleeve shirt. I was running well and at the midway point my time was 13:12. My race fell apart from that point. I lost my legs and could not keep up the pace. I had a great time hanging out with the running crew. Post race picturePost race meal and drinksPre race selfiePost race group pic
I am getting back to training for trails but the rain has forced me to do some more road work.