It's been a while since I posted here, but I ran my first 5K race on Saturday.
I've been slacking on my running the last month, so I was a little worried. The course was a lot hillier than I had imagined. It was so steep at parts ended up walking parts of it. Also my Garmin watch decided not to turn on that day, so I had no clue of my pace during the race. I ended up finishing with a time of 40:52. Which is about a full minute faster than my neighborhood 5K time that is way flatter than the race. I must have really been moving on the flat and downhill parts. During the run I the uphill parts were so tough, I thought I was going to be closer to an hour time. Even if I had been running regularly I don't think it would have helped me on the hills.
Overall the experience was fun. My uncle did the race with me and he finished in 44th with a time of 26:00. I ended up finishing 195 out of 253. Now I have an official time of my own to beat, and my first bib to hang on the wall.
Started c25k on 5/30/11
DF - Nice race report and way to go on setting your first of many PRs! Hills are killers, but it sounds like you have the hang of it.
Decker Challenge 09/12
Nice job Dig! That's two minutes faster than my first 5k, not that current PR is much faster! LOL I did my first barefoot 5k Sat. One of the Merrel Naked Foot 5k races they are sponsoring. Lots of fun.
bob e v 2013 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?
Finish halves, 3M Half 1/13 and probably Decker Challenge in DecHistory: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.
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