I won't give AP credit for pushing me (because that would be too nice of me, and nemesis'... nemesi... nemesises.... ?? don't roll that way), I'll just say I broke the 23 minute 5k barrier. And for me that was a huge deal. The sweet taste of PR was only slightly tainted by the fact that after weeks of trash talk (i give him full credit for running a great race), my nemesis beat me. We live to race another day. Next time a 10k. Where my endurance will put his speed to crying shame. Do you hear that AP? You will shed man tears. After losing to a girl.
This was the second year for the St. Patty's Day race and there were a lot of friendly familiar faces. However, I made the mistake of waiting until race morning to regi, and sadly they ran out of bibs and chips. So thanks to my stellar procrastination, I couldn't get chip timed. But no complaints, I was just happy I could still run the race (for free no less). Because I wasn't chipped my time isn't official, but no love lost. It was all in good fun. Again, I was overjoyed that I simply made it into the 22's. Even if just barely. Even if unofficial. At least I know I have it in me!
Here is all I have for stats:
Time = 22:58
So maybe it counts, maybe it doesn't. I'll claim it as my unofficial PR to be fair and aim to make that official (minus a few seconds...smiley face) later this year.
*AP made some high class regalia for himself to wear, saying that it would be what i'd be looking at the entire race. he was right, i kept him in my sights the entire time. to clarify, i am BR. i am 0. my strategy was that i expected him to bomb at mile 2.5. um, that didn't pay off. because it didn't happen.*