Today was a cross country 5k at my local high school. It felt weird being there. Nothing has changed in 15 years. I signed up for a whole bunch of races to help motivate myself. This was one of them. Honestly if I would not have paid, I probably would have stayed home. I did not feel like racing today. I worked nine days in a row and all I wanted to do was sleep. But it is a good thing that I went, I need to get out of the house more.
The race started as a lap and a quarter around the track and then went up a long hill. From there it was around the old Nike site, back down part of the hill, and a hard left toward the baseball field. After going around the baseball field and half of the high school parking lot, you went the full lap around the high school. Then when you got back to the beginning hill, ran down to the track, did one and a quarter more laps and then...ran across the football field to the finish line. Sound Confusing? It was for some.
I went out too fast on the track and got over heated. I ran the race in my Warrior Dash helmet which did not help keep me cool. I finished in 23:45.