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First 5k

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Just completed my first 5k! It was the City 2 City 5k in Cleveland Ohio. I signed up for it on a whim, although I've been training for a 5k for months- but just heard about this one last week. The route is in my neighborhood so I thought I'd have a "home field advantage " as I run that course several times a week. The gun time said 31:00 but my gps said 30:35. I learned a ton and am looking forward to another race. I felt really good the entire time, yet clocked my fastest mile ever in mile 2 ( 8:34). I could have pushed harder and been a little more uncomfortable. I also learned that I weave to much and added .2 miles onto my race( per the gps).
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JLZILLA 5/1/2012 9:51AM

    Congrats! This is a great accomplishment! emoticon emoticon

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CARDAMOMMA 4/30/2012 6:03PM

    That's a great time, especially for a first 5K! Mine was a little slower, 31:10 or so.
And you were going like lightening on that second mile.

I'm also thinking September, maybe October for the 10K. For me it wasn't really anything to go from 3 to 3.5 to 4 and then 4.5. . It was those first 7 weeks that I always felt like I was dying every minute, but now it's all good. (Or else I've got used to feeling like dying and now I think that dying feels good..) What I find very challenging are hills of any kind. I'm very wimpy on inclines.

I'm a heavier runner (177, 5'8") so I do worry about my joints not liking all the pounding, but so far so good. I listen to every ache and pain pretty avidly, and sometimes I'll take 2,3, or even 4 days off if something is getting achey. Seems to work, without sacrificing my fitness. (I mix it up with stairs and videos.)

What's your training look like?

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