I was asked to be on a team for the Northwest Florida Track club at the McGuire’s 5K prediction run this Saturday in Pensacola. Now, this is really not a big deal but I AM excited to race as part of a team for the first time since 1997 – for my race to affect other people is simply motivating! So I’m excited.
Being a prediction run, you have to predict your 5K finish time. During the race, you can’t wear a watch. Both of these have stressed me! I debated back and forth on what to put as my prediction time. I ended up saying 19:10. We’ll see! :) I’m a watch wearing runner for sure. I time even easy runs. I like to know my splits. I like to know if I’m on pace, too fast, or too slow. So for McGuires I just need to run as hard as I can and pray I don’t die!!!!
So the way it works is the top 5 in each age group that are closest to their prediction time when awards. Speed is irrelevant for that – you could be last place but win your age group! :) Team results are based solely on time, and the top 10 males and females get speed awards.
It’ll be fun I know! Afterall, it is a St Patrick’s Day run put on by on Irish pub!!!