Sunday, July 1, 2012

5K - Third time's a hot mess.

Saturday morning I got up at an ungodly early hour and went to Greenville, NC for a 5K with several of my Facebook training buddies.  Matt ran with me.  Marsh and Chip were there for moral support. 

The weather was super against us... it was hot, it was muggy and I was seriously afraid that I would not finish the race.  I made a promise to myself and my C25K team that I wouldn't give up!  We were all going to see this through.

Kristen and Krew before the race
This was me about to cross the finish line, just before I hit my last sprint to finish strong.

That smile?  Because of the rest of the team cheering me on from the corner!
Official time was 52:38. 
The Krew after the run.  Hot. Sweaty.  Ready for FOOD!
I was about 40 seconds slower than my previous best time but given the fact that 1 mile in I thought my hands were going to explode from swelling and the heat was threatening to make me a puddle on the ground I am damn proud of my time.  I KNOW the next time I run it will be a personal record! I know I can do it in less than 51 minutes... I think my goal will be 50 minutes or less.

The next 5k we're doing isn't until September so I have plenty of time to kick my butt in to gear and get some more speed in to my sprints and get more sprints in to my total time.

My ideal goal is to be able to run a 30 minute 5K.  When I can do that I want to try to tackle the 10K.  I don't think I'm ever going to be a marathon runner, but maybe I will.  I may get there!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome Sam! I'm still poking at the edges of doing my first 5k. yep, still overwhelmed at the thought of it. But you inpsire me to think harder about it!

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