Posts tagged 5k
Posts tagged 5k
Yesterday I decided to run a local 5k on a whim. I had a pretty good pace. I have been working on my speed and I am excited to see that it is paying off.
It has been crazy busy around here and I just did not have desire to blog :( but I hope to be back later in the week with a proper update.
I had a pretty good week. I got the majority of all my workouts in. I believe I cut one of my runs short because I was sore from my strength training. If I did not mentioned it before I have started the New Rules of Lifting for Women. I did day 2 today.
If you missed it I also had pretty fun 5k yesterday. I finished 3.2 miles in 31.20. I was hoping to come in at 30ish. But considering the 20 mile an hour winds and drizzle I am pretty happy with my time! :) Sometimes it is fun just to get out there and enjoy the race experience.
Onto the plan for this week:
Tuesday: 3 mile Run
Wednesday: Strength Training
Thursday: 3 Mile Run
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 5 mile Run and Yoga maybe?!?
Sunday Strength Training
Local 5k fun run done! I had a blast getting out there even in the yucky conditions :) Oh and the jacket I wore was from Target and it is amazing! #runchat #5k #funrun
As I said before I ran this race with my sister-in-law, Kristine, my mom and my sister Jennifer. We are were all super excited about this race. Before we knew it the time had come to head out the door.
We actually had to park and then take the shuttle to the race location. This meant more time for pictures.
It was a hot 85 degree, humid day. I said once and I will say it again. I do not like running in the heat. We got to the starting line. It seemed like another reason for a picture:] Then it was time to go.
This race itself had 15 obstacles. Team Ortho does a good at making sure they are challenging but are able to completed by most people. This course is super hilly. I give mad props to anyone that runs this whole thing!
We ended up walking a majority of it. My sister has major foot problems. Anytime she tries to run. She has foot pain for weeks. But she is a trooper and can walk faster that some people can run. So we managed to finish the course in 45-50 minutes which I do not think is bad considering all the obstacles.
Then we finished. A whole lot muddier than we were last year!
At the end of the race they had this foam dome thing. It was neat to mess around in. But the foam got so huge we were covered in it. It was past our head. It was kinda of freaky because we could not see. But we finally made it out of there. We got hosed off. The mud did not want to come off and we were covered. The water was super cold! I ran in and out of the water for 10 minutes trying to get clean and I still found mud in places I did not know existed. :]
Then is was time for the best part of racing. The post race meal :] We headed to a local mexician joint and stuffed our faces on chips and salsa.
All in all we had an amazing time. It is something we will never forget :]
I have to take a minute to thank my Dad. He was a trooper and was our personal photographer! I am sure I will have a post with the professional pics once I can get my hands on them!
I have decided to run a 5k in the morning. The Autism 5k. I am looking forward to the run. It is at Lake Calhoun one of my favorite places to run. It is supposed to be 72 degrees at the start. I am not looking forward to that but I really cannot complain. I have a couple of friends that are running Half Marathons in this heat.
Side note, I am not looking forward to training for a marathon in the dead of summer, I digress.
I have run this race before. It was two years ago now. I believe it was my third 5k. A boy actually ran with me the whole time that had autism. It was really powerful to be out there with the families that deal with Autism on a daily basis. Working in a daycare for so many years put a special spot in my heart for the children and families that do this. So I happy to help them out the little bit that I am in running this race.
I am going into this not really having a goal or anything. I just want to go out there and enjoy the run and the beautiful weather. The first time I did this race I ran it in 40:27. I must say if I do not beat that I will not be happy with myself but I do not foresee that happening. I am kinda of hoping to better that time by 10 minutes but if it does not happen I completely alright with that as well.
I have a local 5k this morning!
I have a couple of goals for it…
Wish me luck! Off I go…
So I ran the Reindeer Run on Saturday. I have been eying up this race for a long time and then Courtenay talked me into it on Wednesday. It was a great Christmas/fun run. What is not to love about a holiday run.
It was a great morning. It was 30 degrees at the start a little overcast, no wind and barely any snow on the ground. There was absolutely no snow on the race course. Thankfully the 4 inches of snow did not come until I was home.
I had an hour to kill before the race. So I was able to meet up with some friends (Me, Courtenay, Mark, Bridgette, and Ashley.) It was really nice to meet the new faces. We were all psyched and ready to get going.
Before too long it was time to go. I got talked to starting in the front. I was unsure about that because I am not the fastest runner out there and I feel bad for slowing everyone down. But everyone had to deal with it on Saturday morning :] I thought I was going to start in the front anyway. There were a whole lot of walkers and families. This meant a whole lot of weaving for me. It slowed me down the first mile from my usual pace so I figured my PR went out the window. But I tend to run races for the fun of it all so it did not really bother me.
So on I went. I decided to up my ratios to 5 to 1 just to see how it would go. It went really well and I was able to keep it up through the whole race. I was pretty excited about that. I cannot tell you much about the race because I am one of those runners that is so focused that I do not remember what is going on around me. I do remember there were a lot of dogs and a man running in a Gorilla costume. I also remember that I felt amazing the whole race and so happy to be out racing! The race seemed to go super fast and was over before I knew it.
Mile 1: 9.22
Mile 2: 9:51
Mile : 8:56
I finished 3.12 miles in 29.12!! I PR’d by 49 seconds :] Super excited about that especially because I was not expecting it. This race did not seem super hard to me I think it is because I have been making sure I get my strength training in. I am still living on a high from this race. It was just a great all around race :]
Me and Courtenay from www.autopilotlegs.com before the race. Thanks for the pictures, Courtenay. One of these days I will remember to bring my camera!
So I ran I 5k yesterday. The weather was perfect for it 40 degrees and sunny. It was a local Turkey Trot. The local gym puts in on. They put on one race a month from October to April. All you have to do is pay $20 and you can run all the races plus you get a shirt. A long sleeve technical T. Yes, please :]
It was a small race probably about 75 people. I was nervous because it was small and I am not the fastest runner. I did not want to be last. But I was not.
I started out feeling really good. So I thought I would try to run the whole way through which I could have done. If I did not go out trying to run 9 minute miles. So around mile 1.5 I thought it was best to incorporate running breaks. I think I waited too long to start them but such is life. I finished it out and still had a good race.
According to my Garmin 3.2 miles in 30.05.
Mile 1: 9:02
Mile 2: 9:11
Mile 3: 9:20
Mile 4: 9:30
Official time is 30.10.
I had such a great run. I decided to go out for 5 miles today. It was unscheduled a little hard but I enjoyed it :]
Here is what I am hoping to accomplish during this week!
Monday. Rest Day. I went out for supper with a friend. It kinda bothered me for a while that I did not go to Zumba. But I just had to remember that I started working out to make my life better not to become my life. My relationships are more important than burning some calories. There will always be another time for me to work out.
Wednesday: Run 4 miles. It will most likely be on the Treadmill because it is supposed to rain and maybe even snow. Oh, let the fun start ;]
Friday: Rest Day or Zumba
Saturday: 5k. Local Turkey Trot. I am looking for ward to this 5k. It should be a nice little run. The gym that I belong to is putting it on. They have a race every month from October to April. It only costs $20 to run all of them. You can’t beat that!
Sunday: I am gonna shoot for 45 minutes of some Cardio, Bike, Ellipticial or Tradmill. I have yet to decide…
In exactly a week I will be waiting to start this baby.
I have been registered for this race since February. So I am ready to get this thing started.
Right now there is only a 30% chance of rain. Not too Shabby.