My first 5K race.
I did it! I ran my first 5k this morning.
Lets recap a bit,
So I have gone back and forth with running many times in the last two years
Then I tried c25K in June 2010 and failed again.
However, something happened this year and it really worked, I could run without dying. The only thing I would say that worked for me was consistency and sticking to the program despite some setbacks. I may not have reached my goal weight yet, but well on the path of healthy lifestyle. I would always complain that I am not an active person and can only eat healthy. But now that has changed, I am working out atleast 4times a week and feel happy about it.
And today it all happened, I ran my first ever 5K and I finished it in 37:05.
Mile 1: 10:20 (This was phenomenal. I had such a good pace)
Mile 2: 11:20 (I started to feel the effects of continuous running here and my breathing was very very erratic. at the 1.5 mile mark there was a water station. drank a few sips and felt a bit better)
Mile 3: 14:25 (Rough, rough,rough. I had to stop 4 times on this stretch. My breathing was a major factor that prevented my consistent pace)
I was not very happy about the last mile but really glad that I could make it under 40 minutes.
- Work on my breathing.
- Never wear a new tshirt you have not trained in. I was running with my husband’s work team and it was mandatory to wear the team shirt. It was long and uncomfortable.
- Wear a watch (totally forgot about laying this out the night before)