Sunday, March 6, 2011

I Just Felt Like Running 5K!

This past weekend, Jeff at Detroit Runner hosted a Virtual 5K called “I Just Felt Like Running!” 

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I signed up for this race when he first announced it because I knew that my running group wouldn’t have a meeting on that day and I needed an excuse to run!  Also, the race was scheduled for the day after my sister in law’s wedding so I knew I needed to run off those reception calories! Hah!

Well, Friday/Saturday came and went…and the weather looked like this…..

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….so I skipped the run on Saturday and planned it for today instead!  I’m so glad I did!  I woke up this morning to GORGEOUS weather!  Clear blue skies and cool….my favorite!! :0)  I got dressed and off I went! 

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Here’s pictures of me pre and post run!  You can tell in the 2nd picture how red/sweaty I am!   I wore my brand new black/teal running skirt for fun! :0)

The run for the most part was good.  My plan this season was to run at least one 5K this I could see if my time improved any (which I knew it did I just didn’t know how much!).  For this 5K, I started off strong and at 1.5 miles, I hit 13 minutes.  I figured if I kept going, I could finish sometime in the 26 minute range.  Prior to today’s run, my most current 5K PR was 27:35.  I really pushed myself today and hit that queasy “I need to vomit” feeling but other than that, I had a great run!  I only had to stop once to walk for a few seconds to catch my breath because I could feel my heart acting up.  Taking a few deep breaths helped it calm down and it was fine after that!

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I finished in 26:55!!  A new 5K PR! :0)

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Following the run, my breakfast!  Yummy!!! 

I had a great day, too!  The weather stayed gorgeous all day long!  We went to church, had lunch with Jason’s family, then met up with a running group friend of mine for a 7 mile run in the park! 

I love weekends like this!  I wish they happened more often! :0)

Hope you had a great weekend as well!

12 comments:

  1. Great 5k time - that's awesome!!

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  2. Great job! Nice report and congrats on the PR too! Glad you could get your run in without rain!

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  3. Awesome job on the Virtual 5k. I am doing a virtual 5K and half marathon.

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  4. way to go!!!! You look so cute by the way

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  5. Awesome time!

    I have a random runners question. Do those socks help with circulation? I've read a few things here and there about them and I've seen that some people wear them while running and others, after. I've had issues with my foot falling asleep while running (SO WEIRD!) and have wondered if those socks would help.

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  6. Congrats on the new PR. I just stumbled across your blog.

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  7. wow what a healthy breakfast afterwords and wow your Garmin is sharp looking! nice work girl!

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  8. Niiiiceee!! Impressive PR!! Maybe one day I'll get there :) I haven't ran a 5k in so long so I need to test the waters.

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  9. you are SO fast!!! and man your breakfast looks healthy, where are the banana foster pancakes or something?? lol! :) YAY rb!

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