Ahhh, the glory of marathon week. This week is truly a runner’s dream. It’s packed with fun events for both marathoners and non-marathoners.
Obviously, I’m not running the race, but I am giddy with excited for everything NYC Marathon related this week.
The first event of the week is the Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff 5-mile race.
I ran this race just for fun and without a time goal. Which of course means I was placed in the sacred red corral.
I started the race out nice and easy with a 9 minute mile. The first two miles seemed to take forever. In my normal ADD state of mind, I got bored (who gets bored during a 5 mile run? what’s wrong with me?). I decided I was ready for the 5 miles to be over so I could watch and soak up the energy of the day.
I picked up the pace so that it was uncomfortably hard, but not so fast that I was sprinting. Soon enough the five miles were over and I was just another spectator.
Official Race Time: 38:11 (7:38 pace)