我赢得5公里的时候…

…在我这个年龄段。

My plan had been to use a local race while I was in Atlanta as part of my long run,然而,显然十月不是在这里跑步的月份,因为我发现很难找到一个更长的比赛。A 5K in Dunwoody,我只能找到一个离我们住的地方很近的郊区。

I booked myself in to the Holiday Inn Dunwoody for my final night,just a mile from the startline (albeit down a highway),and spent my pre-long run evening at the cinema watching Deepwater Horizon on my lonesome (必威betwayabout the BP oil spill – very dramatic/sad),drinking plenty of water and going to bed early.

时差5:30叫醒我,so I spent the time eating a cinnamon raisin bagel and banana,bought at Starbucks the previous night,and stupidly,查看去年的比赛时间。I noted that last year's 25-29 age group win was 24.34,and 2014 it was 27.13,我有信心能在一个好日子里打败他。

Scanning around the rest of the field of runners,I tried to guess people's ages,with very little success,因此,与其坚持我的比赛计划,放慢速度,I ran comfortably hard straight over the line.

rundunwoody 5公里比赛

rundunwoody 5公里比赛

把自己提升为平局,我很快就意识到我对公寓的看法有很大的不同。1英里是7.23英里,因为每个人都找到了自己的节奏。There were a lot of kids racing,几乎所有人都是从一个完整的冲刺开始的,然后才发现3英里是一段很长的路,减速,一起散步或停下来寻找父母。

The roads were closed with friendly policemen on every corner,还有其他一些友好的支持者和志愿者。Mile 2 – 7.55 – it was a little bit hillier,and I tried to pull back remembering the long run that awaited me upon finishing the 5K.

I wasn't listening to music,所以想听我的呼吸,和我面前的青少年保持联系。

英里3–7.44。

rundunwoody 5公里比赛

I finished with a gun time of 24.08,结果证明在我这个年龄组里第一名是很好的,第五位女性。当然,虽然我本该多跑13英里,必威官网我想留下来参加颁奖典礼。这可能再也不会发生了,so I wanted my free mug and 1st place ribbon!!

rundunwoody 5公里年龄组获胜

我把它包在长袖上衣里,put the mug into my hydration pack (trying the终极方向的冒险背心)and set off towards theChattahoochee River trail.Anyone that has run in urban America knows that finding pavements and paths to run on in these car dominant cities isn't always easy.

路线不好玩,或者平的。对于纽约来说,山丘确实是很好的训练——它们很陡峭,long and intimidating,但我保持了9.52的速度(比赛日的目标是9.30-10分钟)。这也是一个练习我加油和尝试一些新的凝胶的机会——我正试图摆脱我对盐焦糖谷(唯一我真正喜欢的味道)的依赖,尝试这些腐殖质天然凝胶——这个苹果和肉桂很好吃(我没有胃病)。计划在纽约市警察局之前多拿点!!

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一个小时二十分钟后,我终于到了小径的尽头,它提供了一些急需的阴影,喷泉和其他跑步者。遗憾的是,这条小路只有3英里,所以我跑了两次,在附近的麦当劳完成。我在跑步的大部分时间里一直梦想着健怡可乐,而且无法抗拒——另外,麦当劳为我的优步提供了免费的WiFi。

我跑完后伸展得很厉害,为了避免发生严重的DOMS(或者在我8小时的飞行结束时变得如此僵硬以至于我无法离开我的飞机座位),我用我的护照预订了一个恢复性的瑜伽课程。我是我,我真的在跑步结束和上课开始之间剪得很细,所以我洗了个很快的澡,穿着我的紧身裤,跳进另一个尤伯。

皮肤恢复紧身裤

Recovery leggings SKINS

I have to admit,我最初是被派去的我喜欢香肠,幸运的是,这种介质非常合适。You want compression gear to be tight enough to provide maximum recovery but you still want them to be comfortable – which theseRY400 S是这样的。它们很舒服,所以我在通宵航班上也穿上了它们——并且计划在纽约来回穿上它们!它们通过改善血液循环和氧气帮助你的肌肉在长时间或高强度的锻炼后恢复,reducing tenderness and most importantly,让你像僵尸一样行走的王国。

Recovery leggings SKINS

瑜伽和躺在地板上,双腿朝上是可选的…

皮肤恢复紧身裤

8 Comments

  1. 18th October 2016 / 2:47 pm

    太有趣了!!my mom is 65 and she has recently started winning 5Ks in her age group and she LOVES it.这是一个伟大的奖项,为比赛。

    • 夏洛特
      2016年10月18日/下午8:03

      令人惊叹的!她在钉它,well done Mum!!

  2. Sian
    2016年10月18日/下午7:24

    Awesome trainers Charlie,what are they??

    • 夏洛特
      2016年10月18日/ 8:02点

      这些是新的泡沫108S——今年夏天他们一直戴着它们死去!!

  3. Pam
    2016年10月19日/2:17 AM

    Congrats on your AG win.You must be getting excited 必威betwayabout the NYC Marathon.去年我非常喜欢那场比赛。It is a fantastic course with great support the while way.我也喜欢腐殖质凝胶。

  4. 2016年10月19日/3:50 AM

    恭喜你的年龄组获胜!这总是让比赛更有趣!!

  5. 2016年10月20日/下午1:48

    尼西亚!!

  6. 2016年10月21日上午9:27

    哦,我喜欢咸焦糖古味凝胶。They've also released a Chocolate Peanut Butter flavour now which I don't think was around before I fell pregnant.I've stocked up a few samples from events I've marshaled at and as soon as I'm back on the long runs I'm going to be giving them a go!😉
    Big well done on coming first in your age group and fifth female overall!I don't think many races over in the UK really give out prizes for age categories which is a shame.🙁