Saturday, June 13, 2009

I set a PR at today's 5k, yay!!

My goal for the 5k today was 27:30. I think I was over-shooting, but I thought I could pull it off. My best time to date was 28:15. It ended up being pretty humid this morning. I didn't realize my Garmin's battery was running low, so this morning when I turned the GPS on, I got the low battery message. Sick burn!! It had 15% battery left. I thought it would be enough to get me through the race, but it ended up dying on me at about the 3/4 mile mark. It said my pace was 9:00 min/mile when it died, so I tried to keep the same speed after it died and hope for the best. The clock still worked on it, so I had an idea how I was doing. I was running out of steam with a half mile left. My lungs felt like they were going to explode! I could finally see the finish line and when I got close enough to see the time clock, it said 27:40 on it. At that point I realized I didn't reach my goal, but I was determined to finish in under 28 minutes, so I used what little gas I had left and kicked it into high gear and finished with a time of 27:54-ish. I'm not exactly sure what my time was, but I know it was under 28. So, I was bummed I didn't reach the goal I set for myself, but when I turned my popsickle stick in, I realized that I was 2nd place in my age group. They did the age groups different at this race. Usually they do 20-29, but this race they did a 20-24 age group and a 25-29. I will be 25 next month, so I was still in the 20-24 group. I got a trophy! A real trophy! I was so excited that I got second in my age group and got a trophy that it didn't matter to me that I didn't reach my goal time. I still set a PR, which is great. I'm really proud of myself. My first 5k was last year in August, and I have improved since then. I'm starting week 5 of my 16 week training plan for the CDR, so I know I will continue to improve. I have several more 5k's and a 10k on my schedule before the CDR, so I'm hoping to improve each time. Yay for a trophy!!!


  1. WOW!!! What a great time, and congrats on the trophy!!! That's AWESOME!!!

  2. Great job on the PR! Congrats!

    I have my MyTach (GPS Watch) plugged in - and it has been plugged in all day waiting for my race tonight. That is one of my fears.

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Good job! Great time, we are about the same pace :)