Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another 5k.

So this morning my sister and I ran another 5k. It was at a local park in our city called Frame Park. The event was called the Dream Mile. On the way to the race my sister said we're going to run it in 28:59. I just shook my head- as long as I was under 30 minutes I was going to be one happy camper runner.We got there about a half an hour early. We went to the bathroom, because I didn't want to pee my pants while running. We asked a lady what the course was like, she said it was a lap and a loop. What ever that meant. I looked at my sister and was like, whatever i'm just going to follow the crowd. It was a cool morning, the sun was out and it was about 55-60 degrees. There was a pretty good turn out for runners and walkers.

At 8:30 we lined up for the shot gun start. My sister and I were at the back of the line and as soon as the gun went off, we were passing people like it was our J-O-B. The whole course was pretty flat and easy to run. There were a couple inclines here and there but no hills. The pace that we were running at was pretty fast 7:30-8 minute pace. My sister was keeping track and I was just jamming out to my music and keeping up with her. Everything felt really smooth running. We got to the last half mile and we picked up the pace some more. I was trying to catch a girl in front of me but she kept on moving up a little bit more than I could catch her at. My heart rate was pumping and I saw the finish line time at 27:50 and at first I thought holy shit! But then I was like GET YOUR ASS MOVING! I sprinted the last couple of meters and my official time was 28:01! A two minute PR. I felt great after I stopped running, my legs didn't feel heavy like my first 5k and I wasn't as out of breath as before. basically, I felt fucking awesome!

My next 5k is in October down in Milwaukee at UWM. It's called the Panter Prowl and I am excited because one of my friends decided to run it with me. I can't wait to see how this next one turns out :)


  1. Way to go girl! I'm not a huge fan of 5k races... for me the first 3 miles of a run are the hardest... it's a challenge for me to improve my 5k time. but seriously?! 2 mins off your PR on your 2nd race?! you FREAKING rock!

  2. nice! I am so happy for you! that must have been a GREAT feeling! ♥

  3. That's awesome!! I have been running for almost a year now and have never broken 30 minutes. You're doing so great!!