Guess what?  I did it!  I ran the 5K!

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THe day before the race, Becky, Jodee and I were texting back and forth.  Somehow, it was decided we would run at a 9 minute mile pace.  This had me a tad nervous, as the fastest I had gone was 11:30.  The race started, and we were off.  Uphill.  Then onto gravel, and another hill.

We kept thinking, eventually we would have to go down hill.  I felt like I had trained enough, but I had not attempted a 5K packed with hills.  As we rounded a monstrous hill, Jodee said to power through and go fast, it makes it easier.  So I did.  And then my lungs almost collapsed.  Luckily, there was a water table, so I did walk while drinking a glass of water.  We kept pushing forward at about a 9 minute mile pace, but shortly after 2 miles, I had to slow down a bit.

The other 2 ran ahead, and I slowed down to around 11 minute miles.

The finish line involved a steep hill that led to the track, I crossed the finish line and looked at my time.  On my phone, it said 31:11.  I was really hoping to be at around 34-35 minutes total, so I was happy with the outcome.  On top of that, I averaged 9:43 miles, which was shaving almost 2 minutes off each mile.  *Here are the official results from the website*

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And, did I mention the hills?

Yeah, my legs are a bit sore today.

4 Thoughts on “The 5K

  1. Breenah A on May 25, 2014 at 9:28 pm said:

    I didn’t even fully run the 5K we did yesterday (Quinn’s running isn’t exactly difficult to keep up with) but my hips hurt, so I can only imagine your legs! So happy for you that you completed it and in a good time too!

  2. Congrats, Kristin. :) I have a love/ hate relationship with 5Ks. I always get excited training but then when I get to the race, I get nervous. I will run a ways and start getting tired or passed and then I think, how much longer. When it’s done I feel relieved. Your mind is your worst enemy. But great job!

  3. They’ll become an addiction now! LOL. Love a good 5k! Although, I’ve been bitten by the half marathon bug after running my first one a few weekends ago. Great job and looking good!

  4. YAY! Awesome job!

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