Harvest XC 5K Race Recap

After taking all summer off I was so ready to take on the Harvest 5K today.  My cutie photographer, Lulu came tagged along with me.  I love this kid!

We got there 35 minutes early, so I registered and we waited in the car.  It was a chilly, but sunny 57* but perfect running weather. 

*On a side note, I loved they had chip timing!! 

We still had enough time to fart around.  So we took more dumb pictures of me, duh.

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Then it was time to get our run on.

The first mile I was feeling really good.  I’m blonde & didn’t realize it was a cross country race and most of it was on grass and uneven terrain so I was a little worried about how my injured foot would do, but it was fine.

Mile 2 I was still feeling pretty good.  My lower back started hurting, which it does that sometimes.  Luckily it quickly went away.

We made 3 big circles around the park and along the St. Johns River, which was really pretty.

I’ll never understand why people slow down at the finish line.  I passed the girl in black right before crossing it and I know she could have beat me to it had she not slowed down.  Do you ever notice this too or is it just me?

I knew I wasn’t going to PR and with all things considered, I’m happy with my time.  I felt slow but was thrilled to be able to race again!

Splits:

1 8:37

2 9:08

3 9:05

.10 1:07

Garmin Time: 27:58

APPM: 8:56

Official Time:  Race results aren’t posted yet.

I even took 2nd place out of 8 in my age group.  This is one thing I love about running really small races.  I have a love/hate with them though.  I’m happy I placed, but don’t feel like I earned it.  But I’ll take it.  🙂  

Rankings: 44 out of 86 overall men & women, 17 out of 46 women.

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I met a reader of my little blog!  Amanda is super fast, I’m so happy she’s not in my age group.  😉  I think she placed 2nd in her age group.  Hopefully I wasn’t too much of a goober.  It was so nice to meet you!

They had coffee & pumpkin pie after the race, but pie early in the morning is not my thing.  So Lulu & I went to Starbucks.  An iced tall Double Shot with classic & soy is my thing.

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And then the farmers market.  You know how much I love them!

All photos courtesy of Lulu.  🙂

And then we came home & packed the rest of the day.

I love days like this so much.  It’s all about the simple things.

How was your Saturday?

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0 Comments on “Harvest XC 5K Race Recap

  1. I was there, too. I was waaayyyy at the back of the pack. I’ve slowed so. I didn’t even place. I made it in 37:16 with several walk breaks. My shoes and lower legs were convered with mud, too. I deleted your blog from my favorites because I thought you had moved and wouldn’t be in any more of the Valley races. Are you still here?

    • Great job! Your out there, that’s all that matters.
      I’m moving this month, but I’ll be doing the Reedley 5 mile race next Saturday and Two Cities in November.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. No you are not a goober at all…lol, you are super cool. And it was great to meet you. 🙂

    • I couldn’t find them online but Ted from Sole 2 Sole was nice enough to email ’em to me. I’ll forward them to you right now.

      • Thanks!

        I wonder why he didn’t have them posted?

        Take care,
        Rachel

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