I'll be running a 5K - a 5K I have been training for since March. That means the results matter.
The Run for the Pies 5K in Jacksonville, FL is at 7:30 PM. Right now we are looking at 81 degrees and 60% humidity for the race - certainly better than yesterday when it was still in the 90s at that time - but still brutal conditions for a race.
I have been running in and trying to acclimate myself to these temps for the past month, but I am trying for a PR here and so I know it is going to be difficult. I'm aiming for 28 minutes. I've trained for this. I know I can do it.... in 60 degrees. I pray I can somehow pull it off in 80.
I have my race playlist made out. I don't actually need music for such a short race, but I use the songs to help me keep proper cadence. This helps me maintain a steady speed. Without the 180 beat per minute music my cadence and pace tend to be all over the map. I added one new song to my 5K playlist. It's a fun one!
This song is around 174 bpm (87 x 2) - a little slow so I put it at the beginning to help keep me from going out too fast (ha!)
I do have a brand new outfit for the event. A Brooks running skirt and mesh top. I really like it, but the skirt is sooo short and the top is sooo sheer. A little out of my comfort zone but I imagine I won't care once the race starts.
OK, this is a pretty rambling blog post. I guess I'm just nervous and needed to write something. Hopefully, in 24 hours, I will be celebrating a PR. Hopefully. But if not, I'll just blame it on the weather!!