100 lb. Club - My 5K "run"




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FresnoBeeDude
02-17-2008, 02:45 PM
I haven't mentioned this online yet, but yesterday I completed my 1st 5K "run" :running:. Run :running: is in quotes, because I figured I probably did 1/2 :running:, 1/2 walking. I registered for this :running: 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 :carrot:!

My 1st attempt at :running: 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 :running: off at that point. Several times people would pass me while walking. When I got into a sprint :running:, 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 :running:! She commented she had seen me :running: 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 :running: I went. I mean RUNNING :running:. I saw that finish line in site, and the clock, and I gave it everything I had (a :running: high).

There are many other :running: /walks coming up. Organized by different groups. There is a 5 :running: run, 10K walk/:running:, etc. I really would like to participate more, but I want to "master" the 5k :running: (no walking).

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)


coachie
02-17-2008, 03:03 PM
Congrats!

(so many smilies..hard to read lol!! )

winning the war
02-17-2008, 03:03 PM
Congrats!! I'm hoping to do my first 5k in May. You are an inspiration!!


Tonia
02-17-2008, 03:50 PM
Congadulations, Dude. I, too, have been thinking about getting involved in community events (possible the same community as I live in the central valley) as my husband has done so for years and he really enjoys it!

About the shin splints, though, I have read that if your shoes don't fit well it increases your chance of injury. Just a thought.

Well done and keep us posted on future events!

fiberlover
02-17-2008, 04:05 PM
Well done! :woops:

Noelani
02-17-2008, 04:11 PM
Wow! Congrats on your achievement! That's awesome :bravo: :cp:

better health3
02-17-2008, 05:01 PM
Congrats on completing it!!! Isn't it fun as our fitness levels increase? Great job!

FresnoBeeDude
02-17-2008, 05:43 PM
Congadulations, Dude. I, too, have been thinking about getting involved in community events (possible the same community as I live in the central valley) as my husband has done so for years and he really enjoys it!

About the shin splints, though, I have read that if your shoes don't fit well it increases your chance of injury. Just a thought.

Well done and keep us posted on future events!

What part of central valley are you in? The run I did was in Clovis. If you are interested, I have some info here on upcoming events (Woodward park, Sanger, Madera, etc)

Tonia
02-17-2008, 07:31 PM
I am actually further south - near Bako - but sure, send me the info. I am not ready at this time but I would be excited to train for an event!

Jessie_777
02-17-2008, 09:34 PM
Congrats!:carrot:

KidsLibrarylady
02-17-2008, 10:21 PM
I am sure you have figured this out already, but those are 12 minute 1 second miles you did. That is totally awesome!!

GirlyGirlSebas
02-18-2008, 10:08 AM
Congratulations! You give hope to the rest of us that plan on doing 5Ks. Thanks!

jellybelly06
02-18-2008, 10:35 AM
You are incredible! I love to read your post! Keep doing what you are doing, you are very inspiring. Great job on the 5k. Careful, thought, they are very addicting! God bless. Jelly

Sandi
02-18-2008, 10:46 AM
Congratulations!! That is such an awesome accomplishment!

:bravo:

barbygirl43
02-18-2008, 12:28 PM
Woohoo!!! That is an awesome accomplishment!!! :bravo:

FresnoBeeDude
02-18-2008, 03:36 PM
I actually hadn't figured out the 12 min mile part. I had contemplated calculating the mph. I cannot believe I did 4.99mph. On a good day on the treadmill, I can do 5mph for 10 mins, then I have to cut back down to 4mph to catch my breath

FresnoBeeDude
02-18-2008, 03:39 PM
And my rookie advice to those thinking about doing a run...when you do do it, don't get into the heat of the moment and take off at the sound of the gun. Learn a comfortable pace. I was at the start of the line, with a bunch of young fit kids. I should have positioned myself towards the back (so I wouldn't get trampled over)

traci in training
02-18-2008, 05:10 PM
Great job! A 5k is on my "to-do" list for this summer. DH wants to do a sprint triathalon, but I'm not sure I can swim, run AND bike all at once. I can handle the biking, but the running is coming slow. Isn't it amazing how you can exceed your own expectations? Really, great job!

jtammy
02-18-2008, 11:07 PM
Congratulations! That is such a cool accomplishment! It must be amazing even to yourself to see how far you've come. It's certainly amazing looking on from afar.

mezmerize
02-19-2008, 10:32 AM
Congrats!!!

Stepping Out
02-20-2008, 01:18 AM
Congrats on your awesome accomplishment! :D

NavyWifeDee
02-26-2008, 01:58 PM
I have been slacking on my running, and this was just the motivation I needed.!!! Great Job! but like someone mentioned earlier, they are addicting!

Dee

chick_in_the_hat
02-26-2008, 11:01 PM
So freaking :cool:, DOOOOOOOOOD!

Even the veggies are dancing for ya!

:carrot: :broc: :carrot: :broc: :carrot: :broc: