Yesterday I ran the Mother's Day 5K. Except, it turns out that it wasn't a 5K. But I will get into that later.
The race was a small race (about 125 runners) in Delmar. It started at an elementary school and the route went through the adorable neighborhoods of Delmar. I met up with some running pals and I was especially happy to have my favorite cheering squad with me!
Anyway - I started off running. And of course, I was running too fast. I glanced at my Garmin and it say 7:40 pace. Yikes. I had to pull back. I kept running enjoying the tree-lined streets of Delmar. I ran and ran and was running fast and hard. Before I knew it, I looked at my Garmin and noticed that it said I was at mile 2.7. Good. Only .4 miles to go!
But wait. I was confused. I saw the finish line ahead. How could that be? I still had .4 miles to go. How was it that the finish line was so close? Whatever. I went with it and crossed the finish line hard and fast at 26:04.
Felice found me immediately and told me that the race was short. It wasn't a 5K. Her gamin said 2.97 and mine said 2.91. We were confused. So we marched ourselves over to the race director who told us that it was definitely a 3.1 mile course and that our garmins had probably lost satellites. Rest assured, this race was a legitimate 5K. Yay! I was elated. I ran 3.1 in 26 minutes. That was amazing for me.
And then my bubble burst. This morning we found out that the course was, indeed 2.9 miles.... WHAT???? Yeah. I was annoyed. But - what can you do? I guess I will just chalk it up to that I ran a fast 2.9 miles on a beautiful sunny day...