Boston Strong 5K Run

May 16, 2013

This is going to have to be a quick post because I need to get more than 6 hours of sleep, which is all I got last night. (This 11 p.m. sunset makes me forget what time it really is!)

Wednesday morning I did a short 3 mile run, but I was dying. I started to feel really fatigued and sluggish after a mile. I am pretty certain I was low on energy because I started to get light-headed. No good but glad it was only 3 miles.

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Wednesday night Craig and I ran the Boston Strong 5K Run in Anchorage. I was a small low-key event, but I didn’t mind. It was still fun!

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So glad Craig is willing to bear the cold and wind for my crazy passion. DSC_0003

I didn’t really know what to expect from my body (and hamstring in particular) during the 5K because I honestly can’t tell you the last time I ran fast—maybe last September!?! I decided I’d try to run a low-7:00 minutes/mile pace and see how I felt.

Well, it was a (very) small field, so I got competitive and started towards the front since the leaders didn’t take it out too fast. I tried to maintain a consistent pace throughout the race and surprised myself by running an overall average pace of 6:55 minutes/mile, so I was happy about that.

Time: 21:15

Distance: 3.08 miles (according to the Garmin)

Pace: 6:55 minutes/mile

Overall place: 3rd

Place for the women: 2nd

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It was fun to get out and chat with other runners who were at the Boston Marathon. And now that I have one fast run under my belt, I’m looking forward to getting some speed sessions back in my training.

5 Comments
    1. heyyy nice job! i haven’t ran a 5k that fast in a couple years. now i wanna see what i can do!

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