Saturday, January 15, 2011

5K = 3.1 miles = DONE

I did it!! I cant believe it, I did 5K in 36m49s. I didnt plan on it, which is probably the best way to get the first one out of the way.

I started out with W8D3 of Couch to 5K, which called for 28 minutes of running. I dont normally eat right before I run, but circumstances today took over and I did just that. Knowing my chances of an aching belly were high, I choose to just take a nice, slow, easy pace, hit my times and not worry about distance. Just run because I wanted to run.

My pace was slower then normal, 1 mile at 11m27s, which isnt terribly slow but not under 11m, like I have been doing. A temp of 36F and no wind gave me perfect conditions.

Towards the end, I just felt great. Well, through the whole thing I felt great so I choose to just keep going. My pace being slower then normal, I wanted to get to 2.5 miles, but once I got there, I didnt really feel like stopping. So I made the call to go for 3.1 miles. I had to run in front of my house for 6 minutes or so to get the mileage in, which throughly confused my dog but Im not sure what he cared, he just sat in the driveway and watched me.

I feel great! I can not believe that just 3 months ago I struggled to make it through 60 seconds, and now I have the ability to push myself to 3.1 miles and did it in 36m49s.

Bring on the 5K's cause now I know for a fact that I got this!!!

1 comment:

  1. Woo Hoo!! Im starting W3D1 on monday and am dreading the 3 minutes. Reading this made me SO excited for week 7 =)