Blaine's Running Journal

My First 5K

Distance: 9.15km Time: 1:10 Pace: 7’39 kCal: 692 Heart: 130/155 RPE: 5 Type: 1×30+10min

Okay, I know that it’s only supposed to be a 30 minute run, but I really wanted to see if I could go the distance. I started out like every other run, but then after my 25 minute mark, I started day-dreaming and before I knew it, I already passed my 30 minutes. I know I’m a slow poke, so I didn’t get to 5k yet. Besides, I was running around the local reservoir and know that 1 lap is just over 2.5k. Since I started my pre-training I’ve been very good at not looking at my distance – only running based on time. But in this case, I knew I was short for 5k.

So, me being…. ME! I decided to see if I could go the distance and complete two laps. That would put me over 5k. My first 5k running all the way. Yoo-hoo! Then I’d know that I’m ready for the 5k coming up next week!

So less than 40 minutes later I completed 2 laps and decided to walk four more kilometers as part of my recovery. Did I ever find out what my time was for doing the 5k part? No. Does it matter? Hmm… not really… at least not yet. Instead, I was just happy that I got to go around 2 times. What a great way to start my last week of pre-training!

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