I haven't mentioned this online yet, but yesterday I completed my 1st 5K "run"
is in quotes, because I figured I probably did 1/2
, 1/2 walking. I registered for this
2 weeks ago. My goal this time was not to come in last. I ranked 227 out of 238 (beat 2 others in my age group, and proudly beat out a 75 yr old man!).
Unfortunately the event was un-organized. Or, was I expecting more out of an event after my 1/2 marathon walk last November? When my friend forwards the pictures, I will have something to show for this. I will proudly be displaying my bib at my workstation, along with my 1/2 marathon bib.
On a treadmill I can do 3 miles in 40-42 minutes. On a elliptical trainer I can do it in 30 minutes. I was hoping to get this 5K (3.1 miles) done in 45 minutes. My overall time? 37:15 minutes
My 1st attempt at
in public. At the start, I took off too fast. I was going with the flow. I would walk a bit, find a landmark (like a telephone pole) and start darting
off at that point. Several times people would pass me while walking. When I got into a sprint
, I would overcome them. At the 2K mark, I was hearing this heavy breathing behind me. I knew this person was near, but unlike Job's wife, I didn't turn back. I was walking at this point. Had been for awhile. This person finally catches up to me and remarks I walk as fast as she jogs. I proclaimed I'm supposed to be
! She commented she had seen me
several times. At this point I break into a jog, and we jogged together. We were about 1/4 mile away from the finish line (I wanted to cross with her), she told me I shouldn't slow down because of her, I should take off. A
I went. I mean RUNNING
. I saw that finish line in site, and the clock, and I gave it everything I had (a
There are many other
/walks coming up. Organized by different groups. There is a 5
run, 10K walk/
, etc. I really would like to participate more, but I want to "master" the 5k
By the way the people in my age group that finished 1st-3rd place did it in like 18 minutes.
My shins started to hurt 1/2 way through. My left foot/ankle is still in pain (always have problems with the left leg, grrrr)