Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Well I am disappointed with my performance as compared to others on the 5K... so I need to work on that. I came in 143rd of 205 runners (69th %ile by my calculation) and 9th of 12 among women 45-49.
I can do better than this. If I'd been just a minute faster, I would have been 10 higher overall and 7th by age and gender.
I will just keep pounding that pavement and see what I can do.
My hips are still sore and kind of stiff. There are some pretty good hills on the course and that combined with the cold made the course more challenging than the distance.
My plan is to get myself to where I can run 10K (6.2 miles) without stopping... I can do 5K on the treadmill with no incline... so I will just slowly increase my distance 1K at a time. It's a challenge, so by year's end, I should be ready and able to do that 10K!