Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Day 5k

Started the year off right, with a 5k race! The hubby went with me.
Pretty cold at about 25 degrees.
...and pretty crowded....

I think I started off too fast, because I wore out and didn't do as well as I had hoped. I did beat my best 5k time of 33:14 with 32:33. The lure of getting under 30 minutes is strong, maybe that will be a 2014 goal.
...I am about ready to send my garmin back to the factory. It seemed to die when I tried to upload it to the computer. Nothing. Computer won't recognize it, and it doesn't show any life. It is still under warranty which is good. It worked fine during the race. I just don't remember my mile paces and would like to see them and my heart rate. I know it was very high the whole race --170's.
...and after a hot shower and clean clothes......I thought the shirt we got for the race was awesome!
I got a medium, but I think a small would have been better. You never know how they are sized.
Happy New Year to you! I hope 2014 is a great year for ya!

Finally got the Garmin to upload.  I am requesting a repair.  I think I'd like to trade it in on a better model.  I've had trouble with it several times since I got it. My average heart rate was 170 and my max was 185, which was a spike right at the first.  That seems too high. I did notice the monitor kept slipping down my chest. Overall, I am happy with a new race PR!

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