Toast of Marissa 5k
Saturday I headed back to my childhood home town to run the Toast of Marissa Grape Stomp 5K. My previous 5K best was 23:20 back in August. Knowing my lack of speed, I knew beating this time would be tough and I hadn’t decided completely that I would even try. I felt pretty good the morning of the race despite eating way too much pizza the night before (a fantastic idea for a Type 1 diabetic before a race), so I committed to giving it a go.
I’ve learned a lot about pacing over the last year and have become much smarter about how to hit a goal time. I had a plan and nailed it.
Mile 1 – 7:31
Mile 2 – 7:29
Mile 3 – 7:16
Finish time – 22:30
Not sure what my “official” time was, but from my watch I’m calling my new 5K PR 22:30! Sweet.
BG numbers leveled out before the race around the 140 range. I ate a GU a few minutes before the race and wound up at 190 after the race. 190 is a little higher than I’d like and I could tell during the run that I was higher than I needed to be. The race started at 10:30. I also got in a 2 mile warmup before the race, so with the warmup and starting a little later than normal, getting basals and everything else perfect was tough.
Next up is a 10-miler next weekend and after that I’m considering a 12-hour adventure race. Yikes!