Advice on a "good" time in a 5k?
Friday, April 16, 2010
OK. So I've been following the Couch to 5k Plan religiously. I love it and I'll admit to at times pushing myself harder than the intended regime that the day suggests. It's just who I am--I say ok so I've been running for a minute and a half but I can totally go for 2. I'm only on week three, day two.
My employer is a sponsor for a local 5k in support of abused and neglected children. Anyway, they had two free entries to give away to employees. Of course, only my arrogant meat head co-worker jumped at the opportunity.
One week before the race and I'm pretty sure no one else is going to sign up.
So I do.
Yes, yes. I know, I'm not ready. But I know I can FINISH it...I know that I will have to walk and I'm okay with that. Point is, I can make it. While it won't be a 25-30 minute 5k....
I want to know, what's a time that you all would be okay with? I'm able to do a 13 minute mile but three of those bad boys is bound to slow me down a bit.
I was thinking about setting my time limit to nothing above 50 minutes. Is that asking too much of myself?