Early shakeout to get the legs moving. 2.1 miles
Warm up 2 miles
5k debut. Legs felt really good, back and breathing were alright. Also decided to chew some gum because that seems to help my back not tighten. Went out near the back of the pack holding 68's. Came through the mile in 4:33 and felt great! Held that and then with a mile to go started feeling pretty tired, and I honestly don't even remember what happened but one second the pack was there, then the next the pack was gone and I was following one person, so I tried to chase the pack down but was all alone. 1200 to go I my back started hurting and I felt that I could have possible put on more speed and maybe made it to the end, but I was worried I wouldn't make it and die, so I slowed down. Looking back I wish I would have just tried cuz I think I might have actually pulled it off. But I was going slow for the 1200-400 to go and then knew I could bring it in.
Not a bad first 5k. I think I could have gone to that next state when I was hurting and speed up instead of slowing down, if that feeling comes again I'll try that.
Overall happy with the performance