Saturday, May 12, 2012
Finished my first official 5K in 28:49. My goal was 34. I hoped for 30. I got 28:49. Very, very, very happy.
One of my anxieties about the race was running it alone. But after a while, once everyone spread out, I started trading places with the woman in the pink. We were obviously competing but I felt a lot less 'alone' knowing that someone else was out there trading places with my along the way. Not leaving me in the dust, not being left in the dust.
So... I pushed myself pretty hard in my last 4 runs (the 4 since I decided to sign up for a race) and I've only been running for a few weeks (today puts me at 26 mi total). My knees don't hurt but they feel a bit 'off'... like something over the top of my knee cap is wobbly/stretched out. Maybe that's good, maybe that's bad, but I don't know. It's just different for me. I'm going to do my 2 treadmill workouts this week but I won't push myself so hard and I'll skip my run next weekend. I don't want to push *too* hard and get hurt.