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5K race day!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I have now run a 'real' 5K!

Good experience, learning experience.

The good:
Best time ever for the first mile, under 10 minutes.
I did the whole thing! 13 minute miles, not too shabby. Solidly in the middle of the pack.

The learning:
Pacing is important; a good time in the first mile means too tired to run well the rest of the race.
I need to train on more hills. Very steep climb during mile 2; gave in and walked for a bit.
Check the playlist on the MP3 player before the race starts.
Tie the shoelaces more securely.
Don't expect your children to be impressed. They really don't care.

So, gardening, R & R, and finishing thesis edits for the rest of today. I pushed myself, I'm in much better shape than I was 3 months ago. Maybe do another race in 6 -8 weeks, but I'll think about that later.

Go me!
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DDOORN 4/29/2014 9:27AM

    Kudos to your 5K! My annual 5K is this coming Sunday...have been gearing up nicely through April for it!

Viva la SPARK! :-)

Don

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FITADMIN83 4/27/2014 8:32PM

    emoticon Nicely done!

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MJ7DM33 4/27/2014 2:34PM

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