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Friday, June 22, 2012

Race Recap: Welcome To Summer Virtual 5K

I haven't run in a week because I really fell in love with going out to ride my bike.  However, there are bigger things on my list of goals so I knew I needed to get back to running.  I figured a nice virtual race was the perfect way to do that.  Luckily, the weather decided to cooperate this morning with a nice 65 degree morning.  So, I laced up my new Brooks Adrenalines and headed out.  My plan was to complete the Week 4 Day 2 training plan that I was on and just make note of the time that I finished 3.1 miles.  The plan was:
Walk:  5 minutes
Run:  10 minutes
Walk:  2 minutes
Run:  30 minutes
Walk:  2 minutes
Run:  10 minutes
Walk:  5 minutes

I'd sort of forgotten about it when I was running but luckily looked at my watch at 3.12 miles and I'd hit exactly the same time as the last 5K - to the second.  Even if I tried to do that I couldn't!!  At least the time was easy enough to remember!!  

The 30 minute interval is only the 2nd time I've run 30 minutes straight.  I actually felt pretty good throughout.  I wished I had laced my shoes slightly differently but other than that I was pretty comfortable so that was good.  Towards the middle/end of the last 10 minute interval I started having trouble breathing - like I was trying to catch my breath but I couldn't.  I slowed a little and continued on.  I was super proud of myself that I didn't stop, no matter how much I wanted to.  

2 comments:

  1. 30 minutes straight is a big step. Congrats!
    Good job pushing through even when you though about stopping.

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  2. Congratulations on keeping with it! I'm so happy to have found your blog. I recently started a journey to lose 200 pounds (highest weight was 384)...it's always wonderful to find people who have been in the same place! Check out my blog if you have some free time...in the meantime, I'll be catching up on your two years worth of posts :)

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