Race: Spring Classic 5k
Location: Cambridge, MA
Goal Time: 19:00
Actual Time: 19:31
I pretty much listen to whatever Joe O'Leary says to do with any race and training. One of his things is to "blast out a 5k the week before a marathon."
So, when the Spring Classic came around, one week before Pittsburgh, that's what I did - sort of.
I did really well for most of this race. I didn't take off too fast in the first half mile; At the 1 mile I was at 5:55 - not bad. Then, through the second mile this 19 year old and I kept pushing each other and reining each other in when needed. We crossed mile 2 at 11:51. Mind you there were a few times in high school I didn't finish the 2 mile in that time.
We got to 2 and a half and I knew I was in trouble. It was a third of a mile of telling myself: "don't vomit; don't vomit."
At 2.88, I vomited.
I recovered and ran in the rest of the way for a respectable time... but not the PR or sub-6 min/mi, I had had a chance at...