Asheville Citizen Times 5K Recap
September 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
On 9/18 I ran the ACT 5K. This was my first 5K in over a year and it felt great to get back into it. I am pleased to say that I met my goals.
1. No walking. (check)
2. Complete the race in under 30 min. (29:26, check)
I am most excited about not having to walk. The course was very hilly, and I hate hills — I need to learn to love hills. (Living in WNC it is impossible to have a race with out hills since it’s nothing but mountains). I was afraid that I would have to walk a bit to catch my breath after topping the hills, especially the huge one at the end. However, I did not let my mind get the best of me!
There was also a half marathon. Those of us who ran the 5K stayed to cheer on our crazy friends who were running the half. It was so exciting to see everyone finish. What a great accomplishment! They made it look so effortless. Who knows, maybe next year I’ll join them in the half.
Do you like/love running hills? If so, any advice on how to make yourself like them?