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Friday, May 18, 2012

Mother's Day 5K

On Sunday, I ran my 2nd 5K. My first was on April 1, well that was the first I ran in, I had walked 3 in the past. I knew I could finish the 3.1 miles, but I also knew I wasn't very fast. I finished that first 5K in just over 44 minutes. It was a small race and while I wasn't the last to finish, I was pretty close to the end!

This Sunday was the Mother's Day 5K. There were 3065 women in the race! I lined up after the 12 minute mile runners, in the run/walk group. I still walk occasionally when I do 3 miles! I'm proud to say that I ran (jogged) most of the race, with few walk breaks, and I felt good the whole time.

Don't I look great? Haha. My goal in the race was to finish in 40 minutes. I had been running 3 miles at about a 13-14 minute pace so I thought this was an attainable goal. And I did it! My time was 38:33! That's almost 6 minutes faster than my last 5K race. My per mile pace was 12:25, which is my fastest time yet. I know, it's pretty slow. But I'm not a runner and never have been, so it is a really good time for me!

I finished 137th out of 369 in my age group and 924th overall. Dave and the kids met me at the end of the race and they were proud of me!


Tracy said...

Great work!! Race Mentality always sets in and you go faster than you think you will. I love seeing your training progress online. Keep up the good work!

Holly Nicole said...

You're not a runner? You sound like a runner to me!

Alan Papier said...

Great Job I'm proud of you.

Ronni @ Anywhere Is said...

This is so super duperly awesome, Dara! :D