Last night I attempted a practice run for my 5K race this weekend. I haven't done much running since my half marathon back in April, and thought I should hit the road and see how I could do on a 5K. I did a .25 mile warm up walk, and then took off. The first mile or so, was a little bit slower, because I have realized that I need to start out slower. It was a beautiful night with a cool breeze. Before I started out I realized that my I-Pod was dead, so I had to borrow my husbands. He has the big ole' I-Pod, so that was a little uncomfortable on my arm, but at least I had some tunes to listen to.
At mile 2, I was starting to really feel good. I picked up the pace a little. Out of nowhere, a bird hopped out of the grass (when do birds hide in grass, and hop out at you???) It scared me to death, but I just jumped over the bird and continued on.
I was getting close to home, and still had about another .50 to do before I would be at 3.1, so I ran past my cul-de-sac, and started to really push it to be done. I was feeling pretty good, but was dripping sweat and was starting to get a little thirsty! I finished the 3.1 miles at 29.05. Not my best time, but pretty good knowing that I hadn't done much running in the last month or so. Here is my breakdown per my Garmin (still working on a name for him/her???)
Mile 1: 9:50
Mile 2: 9:35
Mile 3: 9:20
I felt good when I got back home! During my run I had some different thoughts back on my half marathon, and things leading up to my half. I hope to post this in the next few days. I hope it doesn't show any negativity, but just some thoughts of the running world from a newbie runner...I think this insight is going to help me in my marathon training to come....STAY TUNED!
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