Frosty Footrace 2013 5K Race Report

By , February 25, 2013 4:54 am

It’s silly, but the Frosty Footrace is the only race I get nervous for all year long. It’s in the town I live in, and I always try to race it* and place 1st in my age group. And there is usually a huge turnout from my running club. Not so much this year, which was odd. Anyway…

How often do you get nervous for races? All? None? Specific ones like me?

I used the relay last week to gauge where my speed was. I ran just under 8:00 minute miles at the relay, and decided to try for 7:30s at the 5K.

And like I said, I was nervous! This course has rolling hills, and it can be awful if it’s windy. Luckily, the wind behaved, the sun was out, and my only challenge was those damn hills. I was feeling more confident going in to it, especially after a nice warm up mile with Erin

I asked my club friend, Ed, if he would pace me for 7:30s. He invited me to run 7:00s with him. Ha ha ha! I decided just to keep him in my sights and ended up meeting up with him around the 1.5 mark. We ran until 2.5ish together. Running with him really helped me keep my speed up in those middle miles. My first two splits were 7:15 and 7:19. 

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Ed and me

Then we hit the damn hill at 2.2. GAH! It gets me every year! My last mile was 7:50, with the last .1 at 6:47. Average pace was 7:26 (or 7:28? I ran .05 extra, oops). 

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Overall time was 23:27 which means… A NEW PERSONAL RECORD (PR) by 26 seconds!!! Ahh! I wanted to PR the 5K last year and never did. I never thought it would happen this year. I am very pleased!!!

I’m also very pleased that I didn’t get the “I never want to race a 5K again” feeling during the race. I usually get that feeling every time I race a 5K. I mean, there were points I thought I might have a stomach emergency, but I never thought “I HATE THIS! Why do I do it?!” Woo hoo!

Erin had an awesome finish time too, and Queenie was second overall!

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Queenie, Erin and me

Since they only have one overall winner (and no second or third), Queenie was first in our age group (AG), so I missed my first in AG goal, since she is way faster than me! Ha ha. But! I still got second in my AG!

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After the awards ceremony, the three of us set off to get a few more miles in. Queenie joined us for four (then turned back) on the way back to my house. Where Erin and I were greeted with this. 

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Heaven. Steven is such a sweetie to make us lunch and also come out and take all our pics!

This race left me feeling confident! Now I wonder what I could do on a flatter course. Hmm…

Just kidding. 

Maybe. 

*I “race” a very small amount of the races I do – most are just for fun!

57 Responses to “Frosty Footrace 2013 5K Race Report”

  1. Meghan says:

    YAY! Congrats! What an awesome time!

  2. Great result! Every racer needs a Steven in their life. :)

  3. Jacky says:

    Great race, congrats on the new PR. Love the pics!

  4. Jess says:

    Wow! Congratulations Kim!

  5. abbi says:

    Congratulations on your new PR!!

  6. Heather says:

    What an amazing race – great job, and CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

  7. Heather says:

    Congratulations – what an awesome PR!!!

    • kilax says:

      Thanks!

      Hey! I was thinking about you on my morning run – how’ve you been? :)

      • Heather says:

        I’ve been okay! I got out for another run yesterday. It was shorter than I’d hoped but I got out there. I’m hoping for a longer one this morning as soon as I drop my daughter off at school – I got a new pair of Mizuno Waveriders I’m eager to try out too!

  8. Yesss! Congrats, so excited and happy for you girl! Well deserved! Seems like this year you’re having a lot more fun with your running and that there isn’t as much pressure there as before, which makes those PR’s that much possible. Hope you’re flying high today!

    • kilax says:

      Thanks Britt! I thought of you a lot yesterday :) I wish this would’ve been there year you were there to see me. Much less windy and a beautiful day to run! :D Thanks for always being so encouraging! :)

  9. Congrats on the new PR!!! Amazing time!

  10. Wow!!! So amazing! I would like to think your little shake out run on Saturday helped. ;)

  11. bobbi says:

    You deserved every second of that PR – I am not even a little surprised. So happy that you got the perfect race on the perfect day, and I hope you KEEP feeling great about how you’re running :)

  12. J says:

    Congrats girl on the PR! I know you have so much speed in you! And I am glad you didn’t have a horrible feel like death/I will never run a 5k feeling this time! That means you ran the race correctly! Keep working on your speed and I know you will keep dropping your time!

  13. Kristina says:

    Way to go! I think the whole PR thing can be funny – often we run/race well when don’t expect to do so (obviously I’m unscientific in my training…). Also, 5Ks are so tough!

  14. kelsey says:

    WOOHOOO!!!! AMAZING job!!! you look so happy in those pics! You just look great in general too :)

  15. Courtney says:

    CONGRATULATIONS on your NEW PR!!! YAY!!! That is awesome!!! I am so proud of you!!! The sandwich looks amazing!!! Steven is too sweet!!!
    =^..^=

  16. kelsey says:

    I don’t know if my other comment went through or not but I don’t mind leaving you two if it did! You look SO great in all those pictures! I keep looking at them and smiling!

  17. Anne says:

    26 seconds is so awesome! And to think, you were nervous! I agree with Katie, I hope our runs on Saturday helped :)

    Also, that sandwich looks amazing!

  18. Rachel says:

    Yay! Awesome PR! And how are you smiling at the end?

    I’m so impressed!

  19. gingerfoxxx says:

    CONGRATS!! I am glad you got the PR, even if it meant less running time with me ;) That picture of you and Erin is AMAZING!

  20. Congrats on an awesome race and the PR!

  21. Valerie says:

    Congrats on your race…dang girl you are fast!!! Way to go!

  22. Melie says:

    congratulations on the PR! this is such a fast time! I am so jealous. but also happy for you. can I claim speed by association? :-)

  23. You seriously rock my socks off. Congrats!

  24. Pete B says:

    Congrats on the PR!

  25. Kiersten says:

    Yeah!! That is amazing! I always think I should just suck it up and really gun for a PR in a 5k, but then when I am dying at mile 1.5 it is hard to stick with it.

  26. I’m catching up on my bloggy friends …. Yay!!! Congrats on the PR!!!

  27. Way to go! You’re so speedy. I’m very impressed.

  28. Kandi says:

    Congrats on your awesome PR!!!!

  29. Erin says:

    You ran a GREAT race yesterday! I’m so proud of you. I just kept thinking while I was running that you were doing so well. I was also thinking that you were right during our warm-up in that I had so much more in me than I thought.

    • kilax says:

      Aww, thank you! That means a lot to me :)

      AND SO HAPPY you pushed it!!! We both had a great day!!! Shall I be watching for a recap on Eri-thon? Maybe?

  30. Michele says:

    Congrats on the new PR!! You rocked it girl!!

  31. Marcia says:

    Wow! You spanked that course and you look great–congrats!

  32. Brittani says:

    Girl, that’s awesome!! What a race you ran, and to PR? Such a great feeling. You’ve definitely earned it! That sandwich looks like heaven on earth, especially post-race. Yummmm.

  33. Congrats! I judge ongoing success not just in improving by time, but also by effort — that’s great that you’re not “almost dying” (my words, not yours). You look great in your photos, BTW!!!

  34. Amy says:

    WOO-HOO!!!! Congratulations on your PR! You are fast, girl! And you looked so happy in all your pictures – I can really tell you had a great time.

  35. Losing Lindy says:

    wow you are super speedy! Great job!

  36. Awesome job, girl!! I dream of being as fast as you! ;)
    You would totally fly on a flat course! That sandwich looks yummy too!

  37. Maggie says:

    Woo hoooooo congrats on the PR!!!

  38. Kayla says:

    Congrats on the PR, Speedy!!!! So glad that you had a great race and enjoyed yourself!!!

  39. Christina says:

    Congrats on the speedy PR! You look so happy!

  40. Cate says:

    Wow – nice job! Congrats on the new PR! :) It looks like you had a great time – you look so happy in all your pictures!

  41. Kim says:

    Wooo!!! Nice PR Kim!!! Your pace is awesome – and it’s even more awesome you didn’t get that “5k want-to-die” thing that I feel every time. :)

  42. Mica says:

    Wowowowow, NICE JOB, Kim! What a race! You have gotten so speedy–I shouldn’t sound surprised because you have been so diligent about running and getting the miles in. So impressed!

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