My first 5K

On your marks...get set

Go !

mile two

mile three

The End

Some of the cool things about doing a short 5K walk is, # 1. It’s easy to bring your camera along. #2. There’s still some food left at the finish line , and #3. You can still walk the next morning !

I’m afraid I couldn’t put much of a race report together, because in less than 45 minutes …it was all over! I finished my first 5k race in 44:31. Certainly not my fasted time , but considering I was operating on no sleep, my back was killing me and my breathing sucked after the first mile…. I’m very pleased with the outcome. I was really afraid of pushing myself too hard, because I didn’t want to jeopardize the half marathon that I’m hoping to do in Nevada in two weeks. Also, this was my very first 5K walking event and I had no idea how to pace out the course , so I just made it up as I went along. I think I ended up doing one mile slow, one mile fast, one mile slow …etc. Anyways, my averaged pace turned out to be sluggish 14:20min/mile , but that would equate to a sub 6.5 hour marathon had I maintained that pace in a long distance race (which I know I could of), so that makes me feel good.

As with all my races though, the two days preceding the event are always the best. Got to take in all the favorite city sites and hang with my favorite people.

Partners in Crime after the race

with a cup of Petes coffee in hand... till next time SF !

Now...where did I park the damn car?

Next race in two weeks!

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2 thoughts on “My first 5K

  1. Sounds you had a great time–where I live, a very famous Irish restaurant and bar holds a severely drunken St. Patty’s Day 5K–half the people who participate are in no way athletic, and they all head to the beer tent when they’re done. It’s not the most competitive event you could find, to say the least. 🙂

  2. Congrats on doing your first 5K marathon – looking at your stats, you usually do further, but each journey must first start with one step, right?

    Sorry I haven’t commented before now, been in hospital!

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