“When you have any measure of doubt you have already failed before you have started.” -me
Today was supposed to be my big transition to duathlon races solo. I have done relays but I want to do solo events. Today was the Rochester Duathlon and I not only overslept, but I just had doubt. The idea of being tired and driving two hours and having a 20 mile bike ride with traffic not closed!!!! I was scared. I do not shift well and my bike sucks! I feel slow and I need to get better and know my bike before I get all duathlon crazy. Truth? I would like to do a half ironman but I need to conquer the bike and the scary swim. My friend Kim is going to throw me into the water this summer and I am going to do a triathlon!!!
So I woke up hating my failure and laid around until 10:30. I looked at cnyrunning.com
There was a 5k in Deposit, Ny at 2pm….I decided I am not a quitter so I made myself throw on clothes, grab my wallet and run for it.
It was the hardest little place to find down past Binghamton!!!! It is off 17 east by a lake I can’t remember! It starts with the letter o!
the race was called the “Trout 5k” and was a charity run for the town! What a great cause. There were maybe 100-125 runners…. Ummm no idea.
There were no chip times but it was pretty fair and there were white arrows to help us out! I started off in second and then third….the little girl went out faster than I did so she pulled back and the lead girl was close to me. I was about sixth out of everyone. My first mile was 6:23 and my second was 7:30…. I run too fast at first. I reached 1.5 miles at ten minutes……oops. Anyhow, I lost steam over the bridge and the trail section. I finished the third mile in 7:49 and the last .3 in 6:30 pace…..the course was a little long so my time was 23:39 with a pace of 7:10….. I had the little girl pass me just at the finish but it made her day and I was happy with my spontaneous race time! I won a trophy!
on a side note- I hate being alone. Between yesterday and today I have been at home where it is so quiet. It is nice to a point….but I look forward to the noise….I wish I had a dog! My cats hate me lol.