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I almost did it...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Back in 2011 I attempted to run a sub30 5k. The closest I got to it was 30:23. Then last year I did a half marathon and trained to finish with no time goal. The weather was hot last summer and I did not focus on time for any of the races until the last one on Thanksgiving and that was nothing to brag about.

This year I signed up for that half marathon again but am focusing on a time goal. This morning I decided to see how fast I could run a 5k on the treadmill. According to my Nike Running app, I completed 5k in....***drumroll here*** 30:11 So close! I had to stop and retie my shoes at the beginning of the run. If it weren't for that, I might have done it.

It was a good run even though I had to stop and walk a few times after the 2 mile. I found myself running faster than I ever ran before on the treadmill. That makes me feel good about my fitness level because I am not getting any younger.

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CYND59 3/1/2013 8:21AM

    Good for you! You can do it. emoticon

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TINY-RUNNERGIRL 2/28/2013 2:10PM

    Ooohh!! You will do it - try to run a 5K two weeks after your 2nd half-marathon. All that additional mileage will absolutely get you to your sub-30, maybe even sub 28!

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KERRYG155 2/28/2013 1:00PM

    It was a great run and the next one will be the one that breaks the 30 min mark!

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LIV2RIDE 2/28/2013 8:58AM


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  Great job!

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IMREITE 2/28/2013 1:20AM

it takes time to build up strength, speed and stamina. as long as you keep working you will get fitter.

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