Saturday, August 28, 2010

First 5k!

I did it! I finished my first 5k this morning. It was a cross country/trail run, and boy was it hard! I honestly did not expect the amount of incredibly steep hills that were involved. Add that to the fact that most of it was on a narrow trail, and my time suffered, but I am still proud of myself! I set out aiming for under 30 minutes since my PR 5k time during practice is 31:15. I ended up finishing in 35:59, which put me at 5th in my age group. I was happy with that because the 4th place finisher was 5 minutes ahead of me, so there was no chance I would have caught her. I totally almost puked going over the finish line! I laid down on the track and swore that I would never run again. I'm feeling better now, though, and am looking forward to my next 5k on Labor Day.


  1. Great job on your first 5k! I've only done one XC race, and I doubt I'll do anymore. I am not a fan. That feeling of almost puking is awful. I also ran a 5k today and I thought I was going to puke as soon as I got out of the finish corral. Ew, awful!

    Congrats on your first 5k! Yay! Your next will be even better!

  2. Congrats! I ran my first one today as well. You did great! I was last in my age group :( but I was definitely not last to go through the finish line :) I'm sure your next run will be even better!