3.26 miles this morning in my first 5k ever! Yeah, Nike+ gave me a little more credit than the race course. Who to believe? I'll put checking the calibration on my list of things to do.
Anyway, the race was fun. I got there about 45 minutes early and just wandered around. I made sure to use the porta potty per LauraC's advice. I lined up toward the back of the pack, but I ended up needing to pass a bunch of people to really hit my stride. The course was 2.5k out, then a turn-around. As soon as I turned around, I realized we would be into the wind (and it was windy!) all the way back. Yikes! There was also an uphill section right before the 3 mile marker. Double yikes! If I had not been in the race, I would have definitely allowed for some walking. You can see how crazy up-and-down my pace was on my Nike+ graph.
My boys were waiting for me near the end! I definitely looked forward to seeing them cheer me on!
My official time was 33'26". My goals had been no walking and under 35 minutes, but in reality, I'd hoped to be closer to 30 minutes than I was. I blame the wind. =)