Ever since I acquired a Garmin watch to pace myself, I haven’t ever raced without it. This morning, I completely spaced out and forgot it. I was freaking out the entire ride to the race. I knew that I needed to stop and this was not going to help me.
At the race, one of my buddies decided to push the warm-up and my other buddy and I didn’t say anything, until I pointed out that the race was about to begin. Shit, what time is it??
The warm-up pusher didn’t know the race started 30 minutes earlier than previous years. And, me, the watch nazi, wasn’t wearing one. Oops.
I did okay without a watch or miles splits being shouted out. Obviously, it’s all in my head. I had to go by feel and I felt good despite the warm-up and hilly course.
This was my fourth race in a row that I have been under 21 minutes. I am getting closer to breaking my PR of 20:44.
Three more 5Ks left in 2014 to break it.