Successful return to the 5K race curcuit!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday 10/26 is a day I have been looking forward to for a few weeks now, as today was my first 5K race in several months due to my Achilles tendon injury back in June.
The results: 28:55, good for 34th place overall (out of 89 participants) and 2nd place in the men's 50-59 age group! Decided to go with a 4 minute run / 1 minute walk ratio, first time at that pace in a LONG time, and was able to stick to it except around the 27 minute mark when I snuck in a 30 second walk break.
Legs feel very good, no issues with the Achilles tendon. I'm thinking I want to run at least two more races before the year is done. The next one would be a 5K for sure, and thinking MAYBE the last one would be a 10K. We'll have to see...