First 5k

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Just completed my first 5k! It was the City 2 City 5k in Cleveland Ohio. I signed up for it on a whim, although I've been training for a 5k for months- but just heard about this one last week. The route is in my neighborhood so I thought I'd have a "home field advantage " as I run that course several times a week. The gun time said 31:00 but my gps said 30:35. I learned a ton and am looking forward to another race. I felt really good the entire time, yet clocked my fastest mile ever in mile 2 ( 8:34). I could have pushed harder and been a little more uncomfortable. I also learned that I weave to much and added .2 miles onto my race( per the gps).
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    Congrats! This is a great accomplishment! emoticon emoticon
    2184 days ago
    That's a great time, especially for a first 5K! Mine was a little slower, 31:10 or so.
    And you were going like lightening on that second mile.

    I'm also thinking September, maybe October for the 10K. For me it wasn't really anything to go from 3 to 3.5 to 4 and then 4.5. . It was those first 7 weeks that I always felt like I was dying every minute, but now it's all good. (Or else I've got used to feeling like dying and now I think that dying feels good..) What I find very challenging are hills of any kind. I'm very wimpy on inclines.

    I'm a heavier runner (177, 5'8") so I do worry about my joints not liking all the pounding, but so far so good. I listen to every ache and pain pretty avidly, and sometimes I'll take 2,3, or even 4 days off if something is getting achey. Seems to work, without sacrificing my fitness. (I mix it up with stairs and videos.)

    What's your training look like?
    2184 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/30/2012 6:04:24 PM
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