Sunday, May 23, 2010

137.49 Miles in 2010

3.26 miles this morning in my first 5k ever! Yeah, Nike+ gave me a little more credit than the race course. Who to believe? I'll put checking the calibration on my list of things to do.

Anyway, the race was fun. I got there about 45 minutes early and just wandered around. I made sure to use the porta potty per LauraC's advice. I lined up toward the back of the pack, but I ended up needing to pass a bunch of people to really hit my stride. The course was 2.5k out, then a turn-around. As soon as I turned around, I realized we would be into the wind (and it was windy!) all the way back. Yikes! There was also an uphill section right before the 3 mile marker. Double yikes! If I had not been in the race, I would have definitely allowed for some walking. You can see how crazy up-and-down my pace was on my Nike+ graph.

My boys were waiting for me near the end! I definitely looked forward to seeing them cheer me on!

My official time was 33'26". My goals had been no walking and under 35 minutes, but in reality, I'd hoped to be closer to 30 minutes than I was. I blame the wind. =)

Nike+ Graph


Kara said...

Great job!

Christy said...

YAY YAY YAY!!! I wish I was there to cheer you on!! :) Your first 5k is a biggie, so congrats!!!

I agree with you though, wind blows...okay that was bad...sorry.

Kellsey said...

Go, Girl! You are so going to outpace me soon! I am super impressed! I can't wait for you to come to Austin sometime so we can run Town Lake together! I have been heading out there around 6:30am to get in a run before it is SO DANG HOT that I cannot deal.

I usually run the 5k loop there in the 31 to 33 minute range. I have run it in 30 once, so, I am not joking when I say that you are going to outpace me any day now (if you haven't already!)

Proud of you!

LauraC said...

YAY!!! 33 minutes is IMPRESSIVE for a first 5K ever!

And your legs look so skinny. Mine will never be that skinny :P