Monday, October 12, 2009
I have finally decided I am going to run my first 5K. I run everyday at lunch from 1 mile to 3 miles and occasionally on the weekends will find myself running 4-6 miles, so this isn’t something new. I have never run with others in an event, so in some ways the thought of running a 5K is intimidating. My main fear is I am worried that I will run too fast and not pace myself leading to exhaustion and the need to walk, which I DON’T want to do at all. Some of my friends have told me that your adrenaline is so high that you will actually run at a faster pace but also not get tired because of the competition – I hope their right!
I am starting my training today and hoping to run for 20 minutes at 7-8 MPH. I currently can run 3 miles easily at 10 MPH, so my goal is to speed it up some and gett’r done faster!
The 5K is scheduled for October 31st and it is the Monster Bash around the lakes and people even wear costumes, so it’s a way less formal 5K. Should be a fun first 5K and I am running this 5 K with my boyfriend and a married couple from our Kickball/Broomball team that have not only become good friends but also workout buddies!