My best friend, Courtney, and I have been training our butts off for this 5K. All is going great, really. Which suprizes me a little but at the same time makes me proud. We are half way through now. I have until July 24th to really get prepped. We had been doing Podrunner to train (which I think I mentioned before, but if not... it is a free podcast you download from Itunes and you simply run to the beat) and while it really was a good way to get back into or establish a running habit, I'm kinda over it. I'm to the point now where I just wanna run when I wanna run and walk when I can't breathe and that sorta thing. Courtney agreed and we abandoned Podrunner. Sorry Podrunner.
Last Wednesday I realized I could run a mile straight and then Friday I proved it again. I ran it not all that fast, but straight through. I decided I wanted to know just how good (or bad) I was at this point so I know how far I have to go. I made up my mind that last night would be a big run for me, my first 5K trial. I ran from the high school in my hometown, to our park, around it, and back which is just under 3 miles, so close enough to have an idea. I am happy to report that the trial took me 31 minutes. No idea how many seconds. I am sad to report that I can't run it all and that I'm not great at pacing myself, so I busted out that first 3/4 mile in about 6 and 1/2 minutes and then had to walk the rest which made my first mile 10 minutes....but oh well. I called Zac to tell him, since he is in St. Louis and he told me that was great, now I just need a goal, which made me laugh cause I thought running a 5K was goal enough. He said it "kinda is" but said that he thought a goal of 24 minutes was much better. Oh my.....8 minute miles. I think I need to be able to run it straight first, but I guess I've got something to shoot for.
Anyway, say prayers for me, I'm gonna need them as I kick it into high gear. My plan is to run 2x/week on the street and a 5K/week on the track and work myself up to running it all and then apparently shaving off 6 minutes. My husband, he is somethin else.
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