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A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

5k!

I keep it real on here. I tell you when I have good runs and I tell you when I have bad runs. Wednesday morning was a FREAKING GOOD RUN!!!

I have been thinking about running a 5 mile race a couple weeks from now. It’s one I was supposed to do last year but didn’t due to a family emergency. My runs have been speedy (for me) lately so I thought maybe I could do a good job at a 5 miler… maybe run it in 35:xx???

To test the waters, my plan on Wednesday morning was to do 3 miles @ 7:00. I decided this 20 minutes before my run! I warmed up with one mile and then off I went. 

Mile one clocked in @ 7:00. Halfway through mile two I started to push the pace. I clocked a 6:48. That’s when I realized if I ran just a little faster and added a tenth of a mile I might run a sub 21 5k this morning! 

I got to the point of near puke-age because my last mile was 6:28 and the .1 was 5:43... but I did it! 20:51!!!




I’m not gonna lie, I felt like THE SHIT after this run. I posted a Garmin shot on Insta and Facebook. I know that is kind of like bragging, but I was proud of myself!




So I probably will do that 5 miler and maybe get one more practice run in before then. I think 35:xx is doable but I will have to think about it some more.

Do you ever feel like you are bragging when you post a run time?

Have you ever done a 5 mile race?

30 comments:

  1. Wow you are speedy! I don't have the motivation to run the hard when its not a race. But you have every right to brag about that run!

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    1. Thanks! I was trying to pretend it was a race at the end. I pictured people screaming at me to GO!

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  2. Nice job, girl! Go for it--you will kick ass. To answer your questions: no (I have nothing to brag about with my run times) and no (I have only done one race and it was a 5K). I think you will do amazing and would not be surprised if you place at this race! Stay strong my friend.

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    1. Thank you for being so supportive, Susan!

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  3. Brag on sister! THat's an awesome run! What a great confidence builder going into your race.

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    1. It was a confidence booster, thank you!

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  4. You're supposed to brag about runs like that! Facebook, Insta and your blog exist so you can share your data and all of us can celebrate with you!

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    1. That is a good point! I love seeing others succeed too!

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  5. People do it all the time so why not! Congrats at an awesome time. I think you should totally sign up for the race. Where is it?

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  6. That's a great time for 3.1. I'm one of those who thinks a 5k is so difficult, but mentally anything higher is not as tough. What? You should go after that 5-miler and kick butt.

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    1. 5ks ARE difficult. It's basically kind of a sprint, right??

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  7. I did a 5 mile race once as well as 2 8Ks, which is almost 5 miles. They are hard to find but I really liked the distance, I am naturally an aerobic titan so I ran with a 5K strategy and just hung on. But you had an amazing training run yesterday and I don't blame you to race more and see how it goes... I bet you will beat your goal too! Good luck!

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    1. I like your strategy! Did it work? I was kind of thinking of approaching a 5 miler like doing a conservative 5k and then kicking it up at the end?

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  8. Woohoo for you! I am certain my watch has never logged any miles with a "5" in front of them. Dang girl!! You got this!
    I don't think I have ever run a 5 mile race. Instant PR for me :)

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  9. Oooh!! you are signing up for a race!! How Fun!

    You can and should absolutely brag on all social media about your speediness, that's that social media is for!

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    1. I *might*! But now that everyone is egging me on I think I will... and I have to poop just thinking about.

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    2. We are here to egg on people.... but we will also respect if you don't want to do it. HYP 5 Miler?

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    3. No, my son has a soccer game that morning... I'm dreading it, I would rather be running 5 miles!

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  10. I struggle with the posting of race times for sure! When I won the race on Saturday, I wanted to put in a disclaimer stating that it was a really small race, but then it would sound like I was fishing for compliments, waiting for people to write, "Oh Suzy, it's still amazing!" etc and then it's just awkward. Also, if anyone else won a race even if it was a really small one, I'd be really happy for THEM, so why would I take it away from myself? Anyway, my point is: I squealed a little bit when I saw your early morning 5K time. Seeing that inspired ME. You are getting faster and faster and I love it.

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    1. People used to yell at me for disclaimers so I don't do it anymore! I won a race once and I said how a huge half marathon was on the same day so all the area runners were there and that I was just the fastest person that showed up that DAY. Well then my friend said, "Anyone who wins a race is the fastest person who showed up that DAY!" lol, which is true! I was very happy for you that you won! I don't care how many people were there.

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  11. I love a great run! Mine or anyone else's really lol I know it feels good! I love to see you speedy ladies post especially :) Obviously I can only live vicariously lol but it still fun for me to cheer for that accomplishment.
    I do feel weird sometimes posting my times...but I usually do it. I think people are curious and we all have a few blog buddies that are close to our paces and just want to know lol

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    1. I was excited for your 7 miles this am! I was like... awww I wish I ran 7 miles! I had to lift.

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  12. So freaking impressive. And even more so, you ran that PR in a non-race environment. I can't set PRs unless I'm racing --> I need the competitive aspect to push me a little harder. It sounds like you will put out a good performance when you do the 5-mile race.

    I typically don't mind sharing a milestone when it comes to sports and don't really see it as bragging. You worked hard for it. It is a part of who you are. Why not share it with others? :)

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    1. Well my pr is exactly one minute faster than this run but since I have not been doing speed training or anything I was pleased with this!!

      I like your take on sharing milestones. I guess I just worry too much which is silly because I myself like reading about other people's accomplishments!

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  13. Congrats on the crazy-fast 5k! I'm a bit of a slow poke, so I don't typically mention my time - I usually just talk about how far I ran. One of my favorite quotes, "I'm only telling you how far I ran so you don't judge me for eating the whole bag of chips."

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