Thursday, July 14, 2011

5K breakdown

ok, not the mental breakdown, but the breakdown of how/what I did for my 5K  I ran yesterday! (just around my neighborhood, not a race)

Ran:       17:58:76
walked:  03:59.94
Ran:       5:18:70
walked:  03:03.42
Ran:      02:42.01
walked: 05:19.53
Ran:       03.21.73

Total time:  41:46.4

so a total run time of over 29 minutes! :) I am happy with that! But that means that I walked for 12 minutes. I was hoping for a little bit less on the walking minutes. My best so far has been walking for only 9 minutes. I would like to beat that by a minute each time I run.. but regardless I am super happy that i have brought down my 5k time by 4 minutes! That is great! My goal is by winter to have it down another 4 minutes!

There is one part of my run, that is torturing me. It is between the 1 mile and 1.5 mile markers I have. I don't know why it is so awful for me! Part of it is uphill, but I am pretty sure it flattens out. The only thing I can think of is that it is all in my head. But Tuesday night when I ran this I was doing well, talking myself into running longer, and before I knew it, I started walking, it wasn't even a concious decision. It just happened. I was bummed, but it felt nice to walk. :) After mile 2 someting in my upper thigh was hurting a little bit, not bad, but sore. The next day same thing, but now today, it is all gone. Thankfully! Not sure what that was all about, but... I'm glad its gone!


  1. You are awesome!! I think you are doing a great job :)

  2. Hey, for at least you ran, i think that's what matters. I can sometimes relate a little bit to what you're saying because I have a co-worker who rans all the time. I for myself haven't done the running but hopefully one of these days. :)

  3. Seriously, good for you for running at all!! I LOVE the photos of your dog!! lol. He is so stinkin cute!!

  4. Awesome job with the running - keep it up!