My 5k epic fail...& next race.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Last Saturday I "ran" a 5k in Hudson, Wisconsin. It was a unexciting course through their town streets on a hot humid day. I ran the first mile at 10:30min/mile with a friend who I got to do her first race. I figured I could pace it to finish under 29 minutes. Well, I got too hot & paced my last two miles too fast. I sabatoged myself. I have exercised induced asthma & it kicked in bad after 2.25 miles. Sadly I had to take walk breaks. I accepted a new goal of making it in under 30 minutes. I made it in 31:22. I was totally bummed out.

So, now that I have psychologically messed myself up, I am trying to get back to feeling good about a race. I signed up for an "easy" 5k next weekend on a flat course to redeem myself & hopefully get my confidence back.
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    It's okay to challenge yourself, but be kind to yourself too. My 5k time is about 70 minutes, so I would be ecstatic to even be under an hour. :)
    3011 days ago
    That is still a good time --- and another 5K under your belt -- count it as a race to add to the numbers.
    3012 days ago
    Hi, you finished the how is that in any way a fail ? Yes not quite the time you wanted but that's something to give you to work toward for your next race. I even though I love running can't run an entire race yet so I walk/run so far my best time is 52 min. So please don't be so hard on yourself!!! emoticon emoticon
    3012 days ago
    I agree with FLAMESTITCH! It hasn't been all that fun running with this heat and humidity lately. It can take a toll on a person.
    3012 days ago
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    Remember you can't control the heat. Cut yourself some slack!
    3012 days ago
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